Russell Westbrook was the biggest story in sports Thursday night, but he was too busy to acknowledge the moment.
The Oklahoma City Thunder point guard was traded to the Houston Rockets in exchange for Chris Paul and draft picks, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN. When that news broke, he was hosting a comedy show in Tulsa, Oklahoma:
While he came out to a big applause, it's unknown who knew what about the player's future at that time.
As Robby Kalland of Uproxx noted, doors opened for the comedy show at 7:30 p.m. CT, four minutes after the trade was announced on Twitter.
Westbrook likely knew he was headed to Houston at that point, but he kept his commitment to the people of Oklahoma before moving on for the next phase of his career.