Basketball Star's New Puppy Is Fierce

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NBA guard Russell Westbrook shows off his new puppy.

There's nothing we love more than athletes and their animals (you saw the photos of the Baltimore Orioles players with their dogs, right?) and this week, the NBA has a new dog on the block.

Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook has a new girl in his life: a blue-eyed Husky puppy. The NBA star, who just spent a whirlwind week in New York bumping elbows with fashionistas like Anna Wintour, Instagrammed a photo of his pup earlier this week. "My new baby gurl 'Sasha,'" he gushed, tagging the photo #myfirstdog.

Rumor has it that Thunder forward Kevin Durant may have helped name the puppy, in a roundabout way. Durant's nickname for his fashion-forward teammate is Sasha Fierce — after pop diva Beyoncé's alter ego. Seems fitting.

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