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Los Angeles Lakers guard Russell Westbrook says 'it still hasn't hit me yet' to be part of team he cheered for growing up

While Russell Westbrook spent the first decade of his career with the Oklahoma City Thunder maturing from first-round pick, to All-Star, to league MVP, the thought of returning to Los Angeles someday to play for his hometown Lakers seemed further and further from reality.

"Being from L.A., you always wish that you can play for your home team and be able to do that," Westbrook said Tuesday at his introductory news conference with the Lakers at Staples Center. "But that's definitely something that always kind of circled around in my mind. And maybe one day.