Russell Westbrook is showing why he won the NBA Cares Community Assist Award last season by hosting a massive free Thanksgiving dinner for members of the Oklahoma City Boys & Girls Club and their families on Tuesday.
Westbrook’s Why Not? Foundation teamed up with the Oklahoma City Association of Professional Landmen to provide a turkey dinner for over 850 people ahead of the upcoming holiday, with the 2015 All-Star MVP handing out mashed potatoes himself.
This is the fourth year the Thunder guard has held the event, which includes the whole Westbrook family, including his new wife, Nina, and brother Raynard. Westbrook’s parents will be hosting a west coast counterpart to the event on Nov. 24 at the Boys & Girls Club outpost in Los Angeles, where Westbrook spent time in his youth.
– Brendan Maloy