Russell Westbrook Is Obsessed with Taylor Swift, Katy Perry

Jesse DorseyFeatured ColumnistJune 11, 2013

MIAMI, FL - JUNE 19:  Russell Westbrook #0 of the Oklahoma City Thunder looks on during his post game press conference against the Miami Heat in Game Four of the 2012 NBA Finals on June 19, 2012 at American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
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Russell Westbrook has had a ton of free time ever since tearing the meniscus in his right knee, and he's apparently been spending it listening to his favorite female pop stars.

Honestly, what else would you do if you were Westbrook right now? He can't really do much on the court, rehab only takes up so much of the day and getting around with a huge protective sleeve on your leg has to be a pain.

In the meantime, Westbrook has joined Vine and started doing what every other professional athlete on Vine seems to do: send out videos of him singing his favorite songs.

My favorite is him pretending that his crutch is a guitar while singing a line from Taylor Swift's song "Stay, Stay, Stay."

Maybe even better, the guys at Yude Productions, who have put together a ton of Oklahoma City Thunder videos over the years, made a montage of Westbrook set to Swift's single "22."

That's right: Any night is a perfect night for Russ to dress up like a hipster.

This all comes from Royce Young over at, who recalled talking to Westbrook about his musical tastes earlier in the season:

I read in some magazine about what Russ listened to pregame, so I asked him a few months ago if that was true. He didn’t blink an eye and said he listens to Katy Perry and Taylor Swift mostly before games. Almost proud to say it. I specifically remember him saying, “It’s good sh**.”

Though Taylor Swift and Katy Perry is already an impressive duo, who could forget Westbrook's wonderful lip-sync of Ke$ha's "Die Young" earlier this year?

When you compare Westbrook's listening habits to some of the other players in the NBA, you get the idea that he's out on his own a bit. He and Mike Conley might be able to bond over a little Rihanna, though.

I can't say I'm a fan of Swift, but I can deal with watching Westbrook play crutch guitar and sing it six seconds at a time.