Watch Russell Westbrook Live the Dream in New Commercial

Jesse DorseyFeatured ColumnistMay 16, 2013

With Russell Westbrook sitting out the rest of the season with a torn meniscus, a new commercial for Champs Sports and Nike's Jordan Brand is at least a nice look at the dude on two feet, rather than up in the stands.

Dropping today is My new @champssports spot with #jordan. Find out why #GameStartsHere bit.ly/ChampsSpot

— Russell Westbrook (@russwest44) May 15, 2013

Of course, the commercial was shot before Westbrook's injury (there's a distinct lack of a giant brace on his right knee), so it's not like he's out filming commercials while the Oklahoma City Thunder flounder in the second round of the playoffs.

The commercial features a high school kid transforming into Westbrook on and off the court, starting at a Champs with him loading up on Jordan Brand stuff, going through practice, games, and eventually winning a championship.


While the commercial doesn't show Westbrook winning a title with the Thunder, there are a few things implied what with the constant transformations going on throughout.

I'm not calling it a jinx or anything, but it's never good to tempt fate with stuff like this and give people a reason to overreact.

At the very least, it's a cool gesture from Champs and Nike to keep the campaign alive even after Westbrook was knocked out for the remainder of the season.

Not only that, but it's also nice to see Westbrook dressed in some normal clothing off the court for once, although I do get a kick out of seeing him dressed in all leather.