Russell Westbrook Gave His All-Star MVP Kia Sorento To a Mother in Need
Does being a nice guy give players any extra push for the NBA MVP? No? Well, regardless, Oklahoma City Thunder superstar point guard Russell Westbrook should get some brownie points in everybody's eyes for giving a brand new car to a single mother who has been going through a rough time. After trouncing the field in the All-Star game with 41 points on 16-28 shooting, Westbrook was awarded the game's MVP award. Along with a trophy, the honor came with a brand new optioned-out Kia Sorento, the car that he gave to 19-year-old Kristen Gonzalez, mother to a four-year-old and a two-year-old. Gonzalez couldn't help but get emotional about the showing of good will. RELATED: Holy Hybrid, Julius Randle Has a Matte Black BMW i8
Russell Westbrook brings tears of joy to single mom Kerstin Gonzales, surprising her w/ @Kia he won as All-Star MVP. pic.twitter.com/fijOHTSc4p — OKC THUNDER (@okcthunder) April 6, 2015Gonzalez, who was stopping by Sunbeam Family Services for a meeting when she got the surprise, had been borrowing cars from friends and family, because hers had recently quit and wouldn't start. “When you see somebody working hard towards a goal and finding ways every day to keep everything afloat for her two boys and her family, you can’t do anything but help them out," Westbrook said.
Russell Westbrook at @SunbeamOKC: "Today was a good stepping stone to show her everything is going to be all right." pic.twitter.com/hm30g3OmFp — OKC THUNDER (@okcthunder) April 6, 2015
Russell wanted to honor "all the hard work she's done to keep her family together. I just want to be able to help others any way I can." — OKC THUNDER (@okcthunder) April 6, 2015This isn't the only good deed Westbrook has done around OKC. He also won the NBA Cares Community Assist Award back in October for his continued service throughout the community. Just another reason to love the guy who wears insanely patterned shirts and has essentially averaged a triple-double since the All-Star break. RELATED: Kia Debuted LeBron’s Special Edition K900, and Nobody Noticed _____________________________________ Click Here to Read the Original Article on BoldRide