Russell Westbrook "all in" for more school funding in Oklahoma

Russell Westbrook and Why Not? Foundation present the 4th annual Thanksgiving dinner at Boys & Girls Club Of Oklahoma County November 17, 2015 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images for Russell Westbrook Why Not? Foundation)

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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