Russell Westbrookhad the best Tuesday EVER — because after he scored a $47 MILLION payday from the Lakers … he celebrated with Kevin Hartat an L.A. hotspot!!
Russ opted into the final year of his Lakers contract early Tuesday morning — making him richer than ever — and hours later, he, Hart and some other buddies grabbed dinner at LAVO Ristorante, a swanky West Hollywood joint.
The two were in great spirits — laughing and dappin’ each other up outside of the eatery … and while Russ didn’t say too much, it’s pretty clear he’s fired up to be staying in L.A. for at least another year.
Of course, the 33-year-old’s first year in Lakers purple and gold didn’t go smoothly — he was heckled daily over his play — but he made it obvious with an impromptu Beyonce car karaoke sesh Tuesday morning that he’s shaking all of that off in 2022-23.
BTW, no official word on who picked up the tab at Tuesday night’s dinner … but if we had to guess, something tells us it was probably Russ.
Westbrook and Hart have been tight for years — remember, the duo were spotted out together right after the guard was traded to L.A. last year.