Russell Westbrook did just about everything for his team that he could and more during the 2014-2015 season with his place on the NBA Live 16 cover rightfully deserved.
Without Kevin Durant for much of the season and other supporting players injured at times, he was forced to put the Oklahoma City Thunder on his back and although he almost got them to the playoffs, the Thunder fell just short the night before with the Pelicans squeaking by for a shot against the Warriors.
It is an honor for anyone to be on the cover of a video game given all of the possibilities with the amount of players that play in the league, but the MVP-candidate certainly earned his spot.
— Russell Westbrook (@russwest44) June 9, 2015
Russell Westbrook is the latest player to be gracing the cover of a video game and with its release in the fall, NBA Live 16 will be available for the Playstation 4 and the Xbox One.
Just last week, it was revealed that NBA 2K16 would feature 3 different NBA stars on the cover as EA’s rival continues to beef up the competition after already being the No.1 sports video game series. The NBA 2K16 cover will feature Anthony Davis, Stephen Curry, and James Harden.
In a recent statement regarding the selection of Russell Westbrook, EA Sports VP of Marketing Anthony Stevenson said, “[Russell] Westbrook is a player who can do it all, and we can’t imagine a better fit for the cover of NBA Live 16. NBA Live 16 is all about self-expression, and who better embodies that than Westbrook, both on and off the court? Russell plays every game like he has something to prove. Our team is building NBA Live the exact same way, so we’re thrilled to have him as an ambassador for our game.”
Over the course of the season, Russell Westbrook led the NBA in scoring at 28.1 points per game. He proved to be a stat-sheet stuffer as he also tallied 7.3 rebounds, 8.6 assists and 2.1 steals per game, recording several triple-doubles throughout the season.