OKC Thunder guard Russell Westbrook preps for Nike Peach Jam and busy week ahead

OKC Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (Photo by Robin L Marshall/Getty Images for Russell Westbrook )
OKC Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (Photo by Robin L Marshall/Getty Images for Russell Westbrook ) /

OKC Thunder guard Russell Westbrook has a busy week ahead, he has a comedy show scheduled in Tulsa, and his EYBL team qualified for Nike Peach Jam, again.

Russell Westbrook is a busy human, aside from being the starting point guard of the OKC Thunder, a husband, and father of three; Russ is also an active philanthropist. This coming week, Westbrook and his close friend Demetris ‘Juice’ Deason will host their first-ever pop-up comedy show in Tulsa.

In addition, to the comedy presentation, Westbrook will also have his eyes drawn to the Nike Peach Jam because his Elite Youth Basketball League (EYBL) squad will appear in the summer classic for the second consecutive year.

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But, first Russ and his inner circle enjoyed their annual vacation. The close-knit group indulges on a getaway every summer.


The destination is always the same, San Diego. His Instagram posts a couple of social highlights from the holiday.

About the EYBL and Peach Jam

The EYBL is essentially Nike’s version of AAU basketball. In addition to Westbrook, many NBA players sponsor teams including; Bradley Beal, Kevin Durant, Chris Paul, and others. Westbrook’s squad, Team WhyNot possessed a record of 9-4-0 during the regular season, good for a .692 winning percent.

The impressive record helped Team WhyNot earn their Peach Jam selection. Only 24 teams are selected to participate in Peach Jam, this year Team WhyNot is positioned in Pool D.

2019 Peach Jam Pools; Pool A

  • Texas Titans
  • PSA Cardinals
  • Alabama Fusion
  • Team Durant
  • Seattle Rotary
  • Houston Rockets

Pool B

  • Phenom University
  • Expressions Elite
  • Boo Williams
  • The Family
  • Team Final
  • Renaissance

Pool C

  • Mokan Elite
  • Woodz Elite
  • Team Takeover
  • Proskills
  • A.O.T Running Rebels
  • MeanStreets

Pool D

  • Team WhyNot
  • Mac Irvin Fire
  • Vegas Elite
  • Indy Heat
  • Nightrydas Elite
  • All Ohio Red

Breaking Down What City’s have the Most Teams in Peach Jam

Texas leads the way with three teams, New York and Illinois follow with two teams apiece. Whereas, Alabama, Maryland, Washington, Wisconsin, Massachusetts, Virginia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Kansas, Arkansas, Washington DC, Georgia, Illinois, California, Nevada, Indiana, Florida, and Ohio each have one team in the four pools.

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Peach Jam will commence on July 10, 2019, and conclude on July 14, 2019; the event will be held in North Augusta, South Carolina at the Riverview Park Activities Center. Team WhyNot will battle the Indy Heat in their first match.

Come one, Come all to the Why Not? Comedy PopUp!

Russ and his close friend Demetrius have been putting on comedy shows together since 2016. What is unique about this particular show is it is a popup, and the first ever Why Not? Comedy show hosted in Tulsa Oklahoma.

The show will feature the comic talents of Ron T, Alexis Miranda, Velly Vel, Yasamin Bayattar, and Lance Woods. While DJ Wayne Indisthang will provide music and sounds. Don’t let me sway your decision to attend the show. I’ll let Russell Westbrook do that.


At the rate the Thunder are currently trending, this could be Juice and Westbrook’s final show in Oklahoma. Therefore, this could also serve as a celebration for Russ, get out to the show and support the Brodie and his pal Juice Man.

The show is scheduled for July 11, at 7:30 pm at Cains Ballroom in Tulsa. For ticket information visit the Cains Ballroom website, or click here.

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