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Russell Westbrook donates 850 meals to Oklahoma City kids (pic)


Russell Wilson, in conjunction with his Why Not? Foundation, served up 850 Thanksgiving meals on Tuesday to members of the Oklahoma City chapter of the Boys & Girls Club.

The Thunder superstar — who was accompanied by his wife Nina — not only provided the food but took part in serving up the meals to the kids.

“I think the energy comes from within,” Westbrook said, via Welcome to Loud City. “Regardless of basketball or regardless of anything else that I have going on, it’s more important to be able to impact kids any way that you can.”

It shouldn’t come as a surprise that Westbrook — whose fiery, on-court persona stands in stark contrast to what he’s like away from the public eye — took the time on a day off to engage in such a worthwhile public service. After all, the Thunder point guard was the recipient of the 2014-2015 NBA Cares Community Assist Award last season and has long been known for his charitable endeavors. This is the same guy who gave a single mother the car he won for being named the MVP at the 2015 NBA All-Star Game in April.

On the court, Westbrook is on the way to another phenomenal season. The dynamic point guard is averaging 28.1 points, 10.4 assists and 7.8 rebounds per game while averaging 35 minutes on the floor. But it’s clear that basketball is only one of many things in which Westbook excels.

(photo courtesy of the Why Not? Foundation)