Thunder: Another face of Russell Westbrook
Posted By:  Sean Cox
Tuesday, February 24, 2015

For more than a year, I’ve been getting notifications about Thunder superstar Russell Westbrook and his Why Not? Foundation doing various events around Oklahoma City.
 
Holiday meals. Reading rooms. Unfortunately, the timing for me hasn’t worked for any of those previous events, and I’ve not been able to make it.
 
But Monday afternoon, Westbrook was going to open a reading room at Martin Luther King Elementary, my schedule was open, and I made plans to attend. And I wasn’t going to let a little Oklahoma snow storm keep me from going!
 
I’m so glad I sledded out to the school near NE 50th and Lincoln.
 
Westbrook was fantastic with the kids. Even though the first part of the event was about ceremony — the I’m-so-glad-to-be-able-to-do-this, here’s-a-plaque-to-put-on-the-wall, let’s-pose-for-pictures stuff — the bulk of the time was Westbrook reading to the kids. He invited a few of them to help him read, and even though a couple of the kiddos were shy or needed help, he didn’t flinch. He helped the ones who needed help. He encouraged them. He doesn’t have any children of his own, that I’m aware of, but he acted like all of us who are parents hope we act with our kids.
 
Then, after he finished reading and talking to the kids and they went back to class, Westbrook talked to the few of us media types who were there. It was an interesting five or so minutes. 

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