An NBA player bestowed a big gift on a single mom. And it didn’t take a stripper pole or a paternity suit for him to do so.
Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook gave the Kia that he won at the All-Star game to single mom Kerstin Gonzalez. The triple-double machine says he awarded the Oklahoma City-area woman the car for “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, 2015
“I’ve seen you on TV!” Gonzalez exclaimed upon seeing Westbrook.
“I hear you are graduating this year,” the All-Star MVP informed Gonzalez. “As a part of my foundation, I want to be able to help you out and provide you transportation to get to college.”
Westbrook explained he would take care of insurance for the first year and the registration costs. That’s a better deal than Malcolm Butler got when Tom Brady gave him his Super Bowl MVP truck.
Westbrook’s teammate Kevin Durant gave his own tribute to a single mom after winning last year’s league MVP award.
“We weren’t supposed to be here,” Durant told his mom in his acceptance speech. “You made us believe. You kept us off the street. You put clothes on our backs. You put food on the table. When you didn’t eat, you made sure we ate and [you] went to sleep hungry. You sacrificed for us. You’re the real MVP.”