Russell Westbrook: ‘I have never shaved a day in my life’

Thunder guard Russell Westbrook, though a serious style icon, admitted that he doesn't shave because he doesn't have to.

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Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook was listing off his off-court indulgences for a profile in Maxim when he revealed that as far as razors are concerned, he has no need for them.

“I have never shaved a day in my life,” Westbrook stated. “I just don’t really grow facial hair.”

It’s a surprising — and odd — admission for a 26-year-old man to say he has not shaven once in his life, but Westbrook probably should be taken at his word. Some guys have to shave every day, some every week or so and apparently some never have to involve themselves with the ritual.

Westbrook was also asked about details regarding a few of his favorite things and of course didn’t pass up the opportunity to promote his own forays into the fashion world, such as his cologne, shoes and eyewear. Of course there was no mention of his favorite aftershave. But if he had one, odds are it would be his own brand. And it wouldn’t have hurt to mention his recent line for Barney’s that is highlighted by his nipple-showcasing, quasi-transparent shirts that feature mesh-like material across the chest and abdomen.

Westbrook is of course renowned for his unmistakably individualistic fashion sense (also, see here and here). So maybe a nipple shirt shouldn’t be all that surprising. But the fact he has never shaved? Very surprising, indeed.

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