Russell Westbrook grants fan's Christmas wish with hospital visit
It seems like being awesome at basketball would fill up all of Russell Westbrook’s schedule, but somehow the Thunder star keeps finding time to help others as well.
On Monday, Westbrook visited 13-year-old Janneh at Children's Center Rehabilitation Hospital in Oklahoma, where the teen is recovering after being shot by a stray bullet during a drive-by in June, according to ESPN.
This. Just. Happened! Janneh could barely speak when his #ChristmasWish came true today. He got to meet @okcthunder superstar, @russwest44 today! This wish would not have been possible without the help of Janneh's teacher, @koco5news and @servemoore! #westbrook #russellwestbrook #NBA #Wish #WishComeTrue #ChristmasWish #Miracleahappenhere #BringJannehHome
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Westbrook arrived without cameras and unannounced to visit the NBA fan, who is paralyzed from the neck down after the bullet crushed his third vertebrae, and the hospital reports Janneh was so starstruck he could barely speak as the Oklahoma City guard presented him with an autographed jersey and shoes.
ESPN has the full story of Westbrook’s latest charitable endeavor, including some smack talk between Russell and Janneh, who is a big LeBron James fan.
– Brendan Maloy