Russell Westbrook and his wife Nina became first-time parents on Tuesday to a little boy named Noah Russell, the basketball star shared on social media

By Jen Juneau
May 17, 2017 11:10 AM
Credit: Source: Russell Westbrook/Instagram; Inset: Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage

It’s a boy for Russell Westbrook!

The Oklahoma City Thunder point guard and his wife Nina are parents to a son named Noah Russell Westbrook, whom they welcomed on Tuesday, May 16.

The new parents announced the birth on social media, captioning a black-and-white photo of their baby boy’s feet.

In his accompanying tweet, Westbrook, 28, shared that Noah weighed 7 lbs., 5 oz., and was 20 inches long when he came into the world.

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The new parents met at UCLA, where both played basketball during their college careers. They wed in August 2015, with Westbrook’s rep confirming the nuptials news exclusively to PEOPLE and sharing an exclusive photo.

Held at the Beverly Hills Hotel, the celebration included many of the NBA MVP frontrunner’s current and former teammates like Kevin Durant, Serge Ibaka, Dorell Wright, Kevin Love and James Harden, plus a surprise late-night performance from Grammy-winning artist Miguel.

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As Nina shared on Instagram in early May, the couple recently enjoyed a little R&R at a tropical-looking location — potentially a babymoon.

The new mom was the guest of honor at multiple baby showers in the later stages of her pregnancy. “And it’s a wrap on the showers y’all! Lol This baby has gotten a ton of ❤️,” she captioned an April photo set of herself posing with loved ones amid jungle-themed décor.

  • With reporting by SARAH MICHAUD