Video: Russell Westbrook scans crowd, gives shoes to young, unassuming Thunder fan
Westbrook racked up his 108th career triple-double in the game, which helped him pass Jason Kidd for third on the all-time list.
But in usual Russell Westbrook fashion, he once again chose to give away his game-worn shoes to a fan. As always, Westbrook was very specific about who he chose to give the sneakers to and that resulted in one kid getting an awesome gift.
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It’s one of many times that Westbrook has been in a giving mood this season, as he continues to give fans more than they could have imagined while attending the games.
And when asked on a recent appearance on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon about why he does it, here’s what Westbrook had to say:
“I think it’s important especially guys like myself that have a big platform to be able to enjoy the game but the kids get to come to the game and get an opportunity to meet guys like myself and I find out ways to interact with them—jersey, autograph, my shoes. I’ve been giving out my shoes every game to a fan or whoever it may be.
“Sometimes, I wait to see their reaction but a lot of times I give them the shoe and run back and then people come to me afterward, ‘You should have seen his or her reaction.’ It’s usually a shock reaction of the kid and it’s always good.”
That type of thinking should make Thunder fans even more excited about having Russell Westbrook on the roster.