TULSA, Okla. - Oklahoma City Thunder star and reigning NBA MVP Russell Westbrook shared his thoughts on education funding and teacher pay in Oklahoma.
The team posted a video of Westbrook to its Facebook page on Saturday. He was asked about the teacher walkout while in Houston ahead of a game against the rockets.
“Education is very, very important to me,” Westbrook said in part. “I believe education is a key to a lot of different things going on in society.”Watch what he had to say here:
His “Russell Westbrook Why Not? Foundation” has a mission “to inspire the lives of children, empower them to ask “Why Not?” and teach them to never give up,” according to the organization.
Westbrook’s foundation has been involved in Oklahoma City Public Schools, the Make-A-Wish Foundation and more.
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