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Russell Westbrook continues to give back to community, opens 10 reading rooms in Oklahoma City

Averaging a triple double, Russell Westbrook is a leading MVP candidate but the Thunder All-Star is likely in the running for another NBA accolade – the Community Assist award.

For donating a car to a single mother of two and opening Russell’s Reading Rooms in three Oklahoma City elementary schools, Westbrook won the NBA’s Community Assist Award in 2015. He should be in the running for the award again this season, especially since he just opened up 10 of his Russell’s Reading Rooms in different Oklahoma City elementary schools on Tuesday.

“This a huge step for my foundation and our support for education,” Westbrook said via a press release from his Why Not? Foundation. “To be able to provide children with opportunity through reading is something I take pride in and receive a lot of joy from, each time we open a reading room.”

Westbrook doesn’t open these reading rooms and engage in other charitable endeavors because he wants to receive praise and accolades. He simply enjoys giving back and being a positive role model for youth. Plus just check him out, interacting with the children at Adams Elementary School. Westbrook truly loves to give back (video via Jay Beauchamp):

Westbrook is truly a star on and off the court.


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