Russell Westbrook and the Thunder have been in Los Angeles during the team’s recent road trip, and the reigning MVP award winner found some time to give back to the community while there.
Westbrook’s Why Not? Foundation teamed up with the United Way of Greater Los Angeles and St. Joseph’s Center to help a family in need. The family resides in Los Angeles, and is comprised of a mother, father and four children, with another on the way. They were unfortunate to recently have had their car break down, but Westbrook rectified their problem in a big way.
The Thunder star surprised them with a 2017 Kia Sorento SXL — the vehicle he won after being named MVP of the 2016 All-Star Game. Check out their reaction in this video clip.
Westbrook opened up about why he helps give back to the community, and added that he loves doing so.
“The basketball stuff comes and goes,” he said in the video. “For me, it’s always been about giving back and finding ways to impact the community where you come from, and impact the community all across the world. Me being on a stage that I’m on, obviously basketball is something I love to do, but giving back is something I love doing more.”
The holiday season may be over, but Westbrook still appears to be in a giving mood, and we commend him on the amazing gesture.