Pretty soon here, Russell Westbrook is going to be a pro at serving food to those in need.
One night after helping the Thunder serve food to hundreds of homeless Oklahomans at the City Rescue Mission, Westbrook hosted his own special Thanksgiving dinner for children and families at the Boys and Girls Club in Oklahoma City.
In the NBA, a stretch of four games in five nights in three different cities is complemented by the Thunder having just tonight’s home game against the Los Angeles Clippers with three free nights surrounding it. That’s the nature of the NBA schedule, but win or lose the Thunder maintains consistency in work ethic, purpose and commitment to the task at hand.
Even a player like Kevin Martin, who has been with the team for less than a month, can see the internal standards the Thunder has set for itself manifested in its practices, shoot-arounds and film sessions.
Not many middle schools in the country can boast that they produced an NBA player. Even fewer can say that their player went on to play for their hometown NBA team.
When Russell Westbrook or Kevin Durant use a pick and roll screen and drive to the lane, all ten opponents’ eyes laser in on them.