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Westbrook: The honor guard

The young, dashing Oklahoma City point man plays in memory of a fallen friend

Updated: April 30, 2010, 5:28 PM ET
By Arash Markazi | ESPNLosAngeles.com

Russell Westbrook doesn't say much, but his bracelets speak volumes.

Before every game, Oklahoma City's point guard slips two rubber bracelets onto each wrist; an orange one with "KB3" written in blue and a blue one with "Why not?" written in orange.

The story of their meaning, of their solemn pledge, intertwined as the colors that bind them, is the story of what drives the Thunder's rising young star.

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