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For the Oklahoma City Thunder, the biggest offseason question once again resides in a franchise player’s uncertain future — and a pending contract offer.

But with more than a month to go before the Thunder can officially open negotiations with Russell Westbrook on a possible five-year extension, Westbrook seemed to provide some clarity as to where his mind is currently at.

In a new commercial for luggage company Tumi, the theme is pretty obvious: Oklahoma City is Westbrook’s home.

“Home,” Westbrook narrates, as images of Oklahoma City show on the screen. “Home is where my journey takes me.”

Westbrook signed an extension with the Thunder last summer, a three-year deal with an opt-out on the final season, but he will be eligible for a new maximum contract this summer because of a clause in the reworked collective bargaining agreement. The Thunder are preparing to offer Westbrook the new deal, which can’t be negotiated or agreed upon until July 1. But should Westbrook decline, the Thunder would suddenly be forced into considering options, which may include trading the likely MVP.

The expectation from many around Westbrook and the team, though, is that scenario isn’t remotely in the picture, as his 2016 signing was as much a public display of commitment to the franchise as much as it was about a new, bigger contract. Westbrook signed his extension a month to the day after Kevin Durant announced his decision to join the Golden State Warriors.

The new commercial isn’t exactly subtle about Westbrook’s apparent feelings, but of course, a commercial isn’t a binding contract. He has to put his name on the dotted line if he actually wants to remain with the Thunder. But as one person close to Westbrook emphasized last summer as he pondered his options in the wake of Durant leaving, “Russell operates in the light of day; there won’t be any wondering how he’s actually feeling.”

As Westbrook himself said at his extension news conference: “I’m a straightforward type of guy. I shoot you straight. No need to go back and forth and try to figure out any other options, create this hoopla, rumors and all this stuff. This is where I want to be, and that’s what I made the decision based on.”

Westbrook was asked about the extension at the team’s exit interviews a couple weeks ago, but said he hasn’t thought much about it yet. However, he did add, “Obviously, Oklahoma City is a place I want to be.”

There is a subtle nod at Durant’s departure, too. “The state of Oklahoma loves him more for his loyalty. That’s what we’re built on, loyalty — we’re hard people, man. We stay loyal to who’s loyal to us,” a fan says. “A lot of people could leave the state and go elsewhere.” Part of Westbrook’s brand during the season became about touting loyalty and commitment, playing off the fact Durant was the one that left.

“Definitely, when I had the opportunity to be able to be loyal to you guys, that’s the No. 1 option,” Westbrook said at his extension press conference last summer. “Loyalty is something that I stand by.”

With Westbrook, everything is intentional. He’s as calculated, organized and meticulous as any player in the league. From wearing a photographer’s vest to his first meeting last season against the Warriors, to a new commercial that repeats “Now I do what I want” over and over, everything has a purpose. And with more than a month to go until anything could become official, and anxieties beginning to rise around the team’s fan base, Westbrook has a commercial out with a strong message.

“Home is what I fight for,” he says in the ad. “I’ve been feeling love since I got here. The people in Oklahoma City have done nothing but welcome me with open arms.”

And if you’re looking for any extra potential Westbrook-Durant shade: Durant often referred to Oklahoma City as “home” during the 2015-16 season, his last in OKC.

For Thunder fans and management looking for some level of reassurance over the next month, a commercial where Westbrook is walking around with a suitcase would seem like an unlikely source. But it’s hard to not read between the lines here. Turning down the contact offer in July would basically contradict everything in it, a very un-Westbrookian thing to do, and on top of it, probably make OKC a Samsonite luggage town, too.

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The day the meals that were going to turn me into Tom Brady arrived, I carried the oversize Purple Carrot TB12 Performance Meals box into my building’s elevator. There was a dude in there. He noticed my box, clearly sensing the power of the gluten-free, 100 percent plant-based ingredients contained inside.

“What’s Purple Carrot?” he asked.

“It’s, like, a food-delivery service.”

“So, kinda like Blue Apron?” he replied.

Yeah, sort of, if Blue Apron came straight from Tom Brady’s kitchen and could help you throw a goddam country mile, I thought. A half-hearted “I guess” came out instead.

You see, as part of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady’s TB12 Sports business, the handsome, five-time Super Bowl winner joined with plant-based food-delivery organization Purple Carrot to create a jacked-up meal-delivery kit. It’s inspired by the strict nutritional regimen that helps him remain, at the NFL dinosaur age of 39, the greatest man to ever throw an oblong ball to other men for points. There’s no gluten, no nightshades (a vegetable family that includes eggplant and our beloved tomato), no sugar. It is not a diet that sounds like a lot of fun, but it is a diet that sounds like it might make your muscles just as pliable as Tom Brady wants them to be.

I was never expecting to enjoy the plan, but I did want to better understand who on Earth would do this. Who would take one of the extremely unsexy means by which Tom Brady achieves the very sexy end that is his life, and make that into an end itself? And also: Did anyone actually think it would work? Would it? If GQ agreed to pay for it, then I figured I might as well take three weeks and try to find out.

The meals are delivered every Tuesday in a giant red-and-white box decorated with the unfortunate slogan #eatlikeaGOAT and some other aspirational words (“What we get out of our bodies is a direct result of what we put in. Food is fuel, and we believe that food can help you achieve and sustain your peak performance”). For $78 a week, you receive ingredients for three meals, along with three detailed, step-by-step recipe cards. The finished dishes on these cards look like what Tom and Gisele look like in photos, which is to say: not at all realistic. Every ingredient, aside from whole vegetables, comes in a perfectly parceled-out portion size: There’s the little baggy of turmeric, the pat of vegan butter, the sac of cauliflower florets. Probably not super awesome for the environment, but convenient for me. The first box came with a letter from Tom, written in all-caps block letters.

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Brandon George: He put so much work into coming back and getting himself ready to play in a game. I thought he’d try to make a run at least somewhere — he’s such a competitive guy. He wants a Super Bowl ring. He’s talked about that before, how important it is to him, so from that aspect I was surprised. But he had to think about his health and … in the end it got to the point where he really had more networks going after him than NFL teams. Romo didn’t go out on his own terms last season when Dak took the job. This is a way he wanted to go out on his own terms and be able to kind of control the message and what he’s going to do with his career.

Could Tony Romo play again?

Brandon George: He had the hour-long conference call from CBS and not once did he mention retirement. Several times in the conference call he talked about how he was committed to CBS. What does it all mean? He’s Tony Romo, he’s competitive, you’ve got to think guys will call him during the season if they lose their starting QB. Is he going to play again? Well, there wasn’t that much interest this time around. It makes the most sense to play right now if he’s going to try to play again.

How much longer will Jason Witten play?

Brandon George: When the contract extension was announced, there was a level of surprise because I thought that this may be the last year for Jason Witten. The bottom line to me is I kind of agree that it is a four-year extension, so he’s signed through 2021. I think that he could play another two years and then maybe call it quits. He’s going to retire a Dallas Cowboy, so really the contract details are not important because it’s going to come off the books when he retires. I can’t ever see him playing for another team. He said he wants to retire a Cowboy, and I think he really means that.

Cowboys could’ve matched Carr and Claiborne’s contracts but chose not to because …

Brandon George: I thought the Cowboys would make a run at signing one of those guys. I really felt like they had a chance to bring one of them back. … Carr you can count on to start every game every season. [He] never misses a game. He’s really solid and actually played some last year he was singled up with the opposing team’s best receiver. It’s a big loss, really, for a Brandon Carr-type. He didn’t have the interception numbers you’d like … but I still think it’s going to be a significant loss.

Was drafting Zeke over Jalen Ramsey a good idea?

Brandon George: I thought they were going to take Ramsey. I look back at it [and] it makes all the sense in the world what they did by taking Zeke. It’s easy to say now. He turned in one of the best rookie seasons by a running back in NFL history. He’s a guy who can do it all [and] you can build around him. So it’s easy to sit here now today and say, ‘Well they’ve lost all these defensive backs. Should they have taken Ramsey?’ I still say no. I understand the fact that you can build around Ramsey as well, a guy that’s an elite cornerback that can be an elite guy in this league. But still if you got a running back who is supposed to be one of the most special running backs to come along in several years you take that pick and you don’t really hesitate.

Should Cowboys draft for need or best available?

Brandon George: To me, I think the plan should always be go best player available. But if it’s close, if it’s not far off, if it’s a tie the tiebreaker has to be the need factor. And the need factor is clearly defense and pass rushers. So if it’s close I think you need to go pass rusher. If there is a clear cut best player out there when you pick [at] 28; if there is this tight end who could be your future Pro Bowl tight end or receiver that’s fallen in the draft that could possibly be a No. 1 receiver down the line for you I have no problem for them taking that kind of player at 28 and then trying to get a pass rusher in the second or third round. That wouldn’t bother me at all.