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Mel Evans, Associated Press
Oklahoma City Thunder's Russell Westbrook takes a shot past New Jersey Nets' Kris Humphries during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Newark, N.J., Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012.

OKLAHOMA CITY — Russell Westbrook never considered waiting for what options he might have had other than returning to the Oklahoma City Thunder.

The All-Star point guard, who helped the Thunder to the Western Conference finals last season, was more than happy with the only place he's called home in the NBA.

Westbrook signed a five-year, $80 million contract extension and returned to Oklahoma City for the first time Sunday for a news conference.

Westbrook says he wanted to be somewhere he felt wanted, and Oklahoma City has supported him since general manager Sam Presti made him a surprising No. 4 pick in the 2008 draft.

Since then, Westbrook has developed into one of the league's most dynamic point guards while making his team a title contender.