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Old 01-22-2012, 11:25 PM   #1
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Default Russell Westbrook, now extended, says he never considered leaving

Russell Westbrook reiterated on Sunday, three days after signing a five-year extension, that he never considered leaving the Thunder.

“From day one, this is the spot I wanted to be,” Westbrook said. “The organization believed in me by surprisingly picking me No. 4. A lot of guys doubted me, but from day one this organization supported me.”

Westbrook would have become a restricted free agent if he had not agreed to a contract by Wednesday. But the Thunder's commitment to him, Westbrook said, made staying for another five seasons a no-brainer.

-- Reported by Darnell Mayberry of the Oklahoman
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