Following the Oklahoma City Thunder trading Paul George to the Los Angeles Clippers on July 5, Russell Westbrook's time in OKC appeared to be fading. In fact, the sports media world speculated openly about where the 2017 NBA MVP would land.
One Twitter user decided to take the risk of all risks on July 7, saying he would get a tattoo of Westbrook's MVP season averages on his face if he were traded to the Houston Rockets. And he posted it on Twitter, for thousands to see.
If the Rockets trade for Russell Westbrook, I'll tattoo his MVP season averages on my face. https://t.co/B7O9BXR37r— Taylor Pate (@taylorlpate) July 7, 2019
And then, Thursday night happened, and the Rockets acquired Westbrook in a blockbuster deal with the Thunder. Whoops.
There was no hiding for this declaration, as many held receipts of his previous tweet. He didn't shy away or delete his Twitter account following the trade. However, he tagged Westbrook in a tweet, looking for sufficient funds to get the permanent ink plastered on his face.
Man @russwest44 you gotta pay for this shit. Rockets are paying you like $600 million.— Taylor Pate (@taylorlpate) July 12, 2019
Technically, sir, the Rockets are paying him over $171 million over the next four seasons, which is still a ton of money.
Give credit where credit is due; this Twitter user didn't hide from the world. He accepted his fate, and now, God willing, appears to be ready to get the ridiculous tattoo.