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There’s a Texas tornado brewing. As ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported on Thursday, Oklahoma City Thunder have agreed to trade Russell Westbrook to the Houston Rockets in exchange for Chris Paul and several draft picks. While talk of OKC finding a new landing spot for its star point guard has been brewing after Paul George’s decision to trade Oklahoma for LA, Westbrook’s final destination came as a surprise to more than a few.

According to sources, Westbrook was pushing for Houston because he wanted to reunite with former Thunder teammate and friend James Harden. Wojnarowski claims Thunder general manager Sam Presti worked with Westbrook to make the deal happen.

Unsurprisingly, many were happy to see the two reunited. OKC fans, however, were understandably upset, having lost a player their team drafted and saw turn into a triple-double machine. Check out some of the best reactions below.


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End of an era


They’re gonna need two balls

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But others think they’ll work well together

Who doesn’t like a good Ariana Grande reference?

Kevin Durant was, once again, the butt of jokes

One fan already retired Westbrook’s OKC jersey

The NBA is going to a lot of fun next season

Words by Sarah Osei
Staff Writer