Oklahoma City Thunder star Russell Westbrook opened his ninth reading room at Spencer Elementary School on Friday afternoon as he continues his work to help the youth of today.
Russell's Reading Room, as they are called, aims to help children educate themselves through reading, and speaking at the event, Westbrook was amazed at how he is able to help the children.
"It’s crazy, you’d never imagine it that over many years that I’d be able to impact kids in different ways,” Westbrook said, as per the Oklahoma City Thunder website. “To be able to do it through reading is a blessing for me and something I don’t take for granted.”
While the 27-year-old has been making waves off the court, he has also made a big splash on the hardwood.
The two-time All-Star MVP has been a shining light for the Thunder as they sit third in the Western Conference, 11.5 games back from record chasing leaders the Golden State Warriors on 41-17.
Westbrook has been stuffing the stat sheet this season and is averaging 24.3 points, 10.2 assists, 7.5 rebounds and 2.2 steals per game.
The Thunder are considered legitimate contenders for the Western Conference title but will need Westbrook and teammate Kevin Durant to be at their very best if they are to spring a surprise this season.