Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook has been named the 2014-15 NBA Cares Community Assist Award winner. In recognition of his countless charitable contributions and efforts. The award recognizes an NBA player who best reflects the passion that the league and its players share for giving back to their communities.
“As a child, my brother and I were taught to challenge adversity by working harder and asking ourselves ‘why not?’” said Westbrook. “The Why Not? Foundation aims to empower children to overcome their own obstacles and provide them with opportunities to reach their full potential.”
In addition to receiving the David Robinson Plaque at the NBA Draft Lottery in New York. Kaiser Permanente and the NBA will also donate $25,000 to Westbrook’s Why Not? Foundation which helps children and families facing hardships of any kind.