Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook didn’t just mum the words of a Ke$ha song, the man went all in. 

I absolutely love this video.  No, I can’t say that I’m a huge Ke$ha fan, but I love the fact that Russell Westbrook went all in with his lip-syncing.  He didn’t sheepishly hum Ke$ha’s song “Die Young” under his breath, the man was singing loudly and proudly.  Westbrook even added hand gestures as he bobbed his head.  Good for you, Russ.

The lip-syncing might’ve energized Westbrook as he poured in 31 points in Oak City’s 117-114 win in overtime against the Dallas Mavericks on Friday.  Maybe Kevin Durant did some pregame lip-syncing of his own as he scored 52 points.  Durant was 21-for-21 from the foul line.

Oklahoma City will face the Lakers this Sunday at 3:30pm ET.  The game can be heard on 104.5 The Team, ESPN Radio following our coverage of the Miami Heat @ the Boston Celtics at 1:00pm ET.  Based on principle, Ke$ha’s video for “Die Young” is attached below.  I’m assuming Russell would want it this way.

Brian Noe is the Brand Manager at 104.5 The Team, ESPN Radio in Albany, NY.  Brian also hosts “The Noe Show” weekdays from 1-3 pm ET on WTMM.