Oklahoma City Thunder star Russell Westbrook may be criticized for being selfish at times on the hardwood, but off of it he is anything but.
Westbrook, who grew up in South Los Angeles, is giving back to his hometown this offseason. Westbrook is opening three 'Russell's Reading Rooms' at three different Los Angeles elementary schools, including the one he attended as a child -- 75th Street Elementary -- according to the Los Angeles Times.
"It's great to be back home," Westbrook said. "I went to this school. I grew up in the neighborhood around here, so this is home for me."
Westbrook's philanthropic Why Not? Foundation teamed up with Scholastic Book Fairs to open the reading rooms, which intend to give students reading below grade level a place that they can read and catch up in peace.
There are no ties to the Oklahoma City Thunder in the rooms, of course, but Westbrook had the walls painted baby blue and gold, with UCLA logos and life-size Westbrook decals on them.
(h/t Los Angeles Times)