VANCOUVER – With his combination of on-court dominance and off-court individuality, Russell Westbrook is one of the most unique players in the NBA. The Oklahoma City Thunder guard finished fourth in MVP voting in 2014-15, capping off an incredible season in which he had 11 triple-doubles and averaged 28.1 points, 8.6 assists and 7.3 rebounds per game.
While it can be argued Westbrook garners Rodney Dangerfield levels of respect at times, he cannot be ignored. That’s what makes his selection as EA SPORTS cover athlete for NBA LIVE 16 so intriguing – the human video game that is Russell Westbrook couldn’t have been a better fit.
“Growing up as a kid and playing NBA LIVE with my dad and my brother,” Westbrook told Uproxx Sports at an EA SPORTS campus on May 29, “to be on the cover of a video game is truly a blessing and something I never want to take for granted. It’s an opportunity I definitely couldn’t pass up.”
In the exclusive video above, we go behind-the-scenes with Westbrook as he goes through body scanning, motion capture and his NBA LIVE 16 cover shoot.