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Nothing says "Happy 26th Birthday" quite like a yacht, Kanye West and the Kardashian-Jenner clan ... right? Right.
After much speculation and persistent rumors that Houston Rockets star James Harden is dating Khloe Kardashian (who was formerly married to Lamar Odom), the two added further fuel to the claims by ringing in The Beard's birthday together.
Even Yeezy was on hand at the star-studded affair, although it looks like he didn't exactly bring the energy we have grown accustomed to from the rapper:
Rager!!!! <‰<ˆ<Š<‚ pic.twitter.com/cYpPz6S43S— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) August 26, 2015
Kanye's wife, Kim Kardashian West, posted another picture where Harden was surrounded by all five of the sisters with the caption "Happy Birthday Jaaaaaaaames!!!!"
Happy Birthday Jaaaaaaaames!!!! pic.twitter.com/DDT5WvoadI— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) August 26, 2015
It seems likely that a spin-off reality show entitled "Keeping Up With The Hardashians" is inevitable. Just kidding ... but not really.
Kendall Jenner (the second youngest of the Kardashian-Jenner clan) also took to social media to acknowledge the occasion. She posted a photo of the NBA MVP candidate being goofy with party-goers:
Yep, that is indeed a "Happy Birthday James/2015" watermark you see on that picture. From casual Chipotle dates in H-Town to watermarked photographs, things appear to be escalating quickly.
Contrary to popular belief, it turns out Russell Westbrook is human. Many fans had their doubts on several occasions last season, like that time he got his face dented by a teammate and kept playing -- the guy is a machine.
But sure enough, even Russ can't resist jamming out to some quality Taylor Swift. Exhibit A:
Pshh, and people think he's intense. Perhaps Mr. Westbrook is just misunderstood!
But that is neither here nor there. The point is that the Oklahoma City Thunder star has shown -- yet again -- that he has an appreciation for the musical stylings of America's sweetheart, T-Swizzle.
Back in May, he took to Instagram to let the world know that he was feeling Swift's new single "Bad Blood":
While some people might claim he is just attempting to avoid beef with the starlet -- yeah, we're looking at you, Katy Perry -- this seems genuine.
He even got super-hyped when Tay Tay shouted him out on Twitter:
Let's just hope Russ isn't singing either of those songs to Kevin Durant next summer.
Even the very best get confused.
Case in point: Here is Russell Westbrook, absolutely one of the NBA's top players, completely botching a drill (according to the tweeter, "two dribbles to score" -- as in, he's supposed to score here in two dribbles or less).
LeBron and Melo lose it when Russell Westbrook defeats the whole purpose of the drill (2 dribbles to score) pic.twitter.com/7tnWaHwaa0— Hoopmixtape.com (@Hoopmixtape) August 13, 2015
LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony's reactions were wonderful. But let's not ignore Westbrook, who often comes off as impossibly serious, being able to laugh at himself. And it's not the first such instance this summer.
H/T Bleacher Report
Oklahoma City Thunder star Russell Westbrook can be, shall we say, intense during games.
Former Reno Bighorns (NBA D-League) player Brandon Armstrong, @BdotAdot5 on Twitter, noticed, practiced and perfected an impersonation, then released this video to the world Monday:
That's hilarious and nearly perfect.
But don't take our word for it:
Great at basketball and able to laugh at himself ... no wonder he's one of the best in the league. (Well, it's mostly because of the basketball ability, but whatever.)
Russell Westbrook had an incredible statistical day Sunday: 54 points, nine rebounds and eight assists.
But other things did not go as well for the Oklahoma City Thunder star. His team lost 116-104 at the Indiana Pacers, which kept them behind the New Orleans Pelicans for the final Western Conference playoff spot because of the head-to-head tiebreaker. And the guard was called for the following technical, which will have him suspended one game, per NBA rules:
Westbrook's injured teammate, Kevin Durant, was apparently not happy with the call:
Durant, who has been rather outspoken of late, did not delete the tweet (at least as of this writing). He followed with another that showed how much it pains him to watch this playoff race from the sideline:
Good fight fellas! Love yall, let's get this one tomorrow!! #Imissgoingtobattlewiththemob— Kevin Durant (@KDTrey5) April 13, 2015
If the technical isn't rescinded, Westbrook will miss Monday's home game against the Portland Trail Blazers. That game is followed by a visit to the Minnesota Timberwolves.
The Pelicans, meanwhile, also travel to Minnesota, then play host to the San Antonio Spurs.
Both teams are 43-37.
UPDATE: The NBA rescinded Westbrook's technical, meaning he will play Monday night.