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Michael Jordan to induct Russell Westbrook into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame

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Last year, Russell Westbrook inducted Kevin Durant into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame.

Well, what a difference a year makes.

Kevin Durant has since departed Oklahoma and now calls Oakland home after joining the Golden State Warriors in free agency.

However, Westbrook remains right where he was and is now the franchise player his talents always deserved to be.

Funnily enough, KD said at his induction: "Hopefully we'll be here next year for Russell Westbrook's induction."

The explosive Westbrook will certainly be there, but KD is not expected to be. In his place? None other than the greatest of all-time in many eyes, Michael Jordan.

"It's definitely a huge honour in itself for M.J. to come down to Oklahoma and take part in the Oklahoma Hall of Fame festivities," Westbrook told The Oklahoman in a statement. "It really means a lot to me that he's going to be there, and it's something that I definitely don't take for granted."

This is reported to have come about as a result of Westbrook's admiration for Jordan and he credits His Airness with inspiring him to become a basketball player.

However, it's also worth noting that Westbrook is an athlete under the Jordan brand and that's probably the primary reason the Charlotte Hornets owner agreed to induct him.

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