New mural for Los Angeles Lakers guard Russell Westbrook unites his past and present

Written by on October 18, 2021

3:33 PM ET

  • Jeremy

There are plenty of murals in the Los Angeles area celebrating Los Angeles Lakers players past and present. That list now includes Russell Westbrook, who was traded to the Lakers in August.

One recent piece of art is not far from where Westbrook started his hoops career.

Westbrook was born in Long Beach, California, and played high school basketball at Leuzinger High School in Lawndale. The latest mural, painted by Gustavo Zermeno Jr., is painted on the wall at A Baseball Clubhouse and Comic Books, a memorabilia shop in Hawthorne, less than two miles from Westbrook’s high school.

From Leuzinger High School to the Los Angeles Lakers. Russell Westbrook is proof that dreams come true in L.A.#LakeShow x @bibigoUSA

— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) October 18, 2021

Zermeno, from Venice, California, has collaborated with the Lakers and Los Angeles Rams. He has also painted murals honoring Kobe Bryant, Tommy Lasorda, Aaron Donald and the 2020 Lakers and Los Angeles Dodgers championship teams.

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