Thunder News: Russell Westbrook Lands Partnership Deal With Mountain Dew, New Commercial Saturday

Mountain Dew announced a groundbreaking partnership with Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook on Wednesday, making him the popular soft drink's first-ever spokesperson from the world of the National Basketball Association.

The partnership with Westbrook coincides with the beginning of Mountain Dew Kickstart's "It All Starts with a Kick" campaign, which will serve to promote new flavors of the increasingly popular drink.

"Becoming a part of the DEW Nation just felt really organic and authentic to me," Westbrook said in a statement. "The brand is an instigator - it's about creativity and looking at life through your own lens and living it the way you want to live it. Those are all attributes that are core to what I am."

Westbrook will also appear in a commercial set for release on Saturday, so stay tuned to our Oklahoma City Thunder team page for a first look when it drops.

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