Russell Westbrook reminds NBATV about Nick Collison’s loyalty over Instagram post
NBA TV’s Instagram showed a photo of Udonis Haslem and Manu Ginobili each with a coffee-house-like loyalty punch card, as the two veterans are coming back to their respective teams for a 15th and 16th season, respectively.
Russell Westbrook, though in the middle of a summertime vacation, reminded the basketball network to include his teammate Nick Collison, who is also going back for his 15th season with the Oklahoma City Thunder after being drafted by the same franchise in 2003, formerly known as the Seattle Supersonics.
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“Don’t forget my guy, Mr. Thunder — Nick Collison,” read Westbrook’s comment.
In a modern NBA where the players now have all the power to choose their desired destinations, playing an entire career with one organization has become somewhat of a lost art.
Collison has been the one constant in the OKC locker room throughout Westbrook’s career, though now in a much more limited role with the team.