Photo courtesy of: Keith Allison
If you live in Oklahoma, or if you’re a fan of the NBA, you’re prbably following the Russell Westbrook ‘triple-double‘ and MVP race just like the rest of us! Wow, what an amazing piece of history we’re watching and what what an incredibly great guy both on and off the court. His charity, the ‘Why Not Foundation‘, has opened 10 ‘Russell’s Reading Rooms in elementary schools, donating thousands of books inspiring students to read and expand their horizons through education.
As we watched the Thunder play the Houston Rockets yesterday (Sunday, March 26), I was reminded of what a great guy the other player whose leading the MVP watch is as well – James Harden. In 2012, when he played for the Thunder, I caught something on TV during the pregame events for Game 6 of the NBA Western Conference Finals, I saw something amazing. TNT was showcasing the Thunder as they were shooting baskets during warm up. As the camera was on James Harden, you can see something catch his attention out of the corner of his eye. The something that caught his attention was Larry Nichols escorting his 90+-year-old mother to her courtside seat. Mr. Harden took the time to approach Mrs. Nichols and wait for her to see him (I’m guessing he didn’t want to startle her), then he said hello and shook her hand. From the excited look on her face, you can tell he just made her day! I’m not sure what’s going through the mind of a professional athlete just before a championship game … but I doubt if it’s “make sure I’m courteous and say hi to the fans as they make their way to their seats”. After the exchange, Mr. Harden went back to the business at hand of finishing his warm up, and then off to help the Thunder win the Western Division Championship.
I really wish I could get a copy of that exchange from a highlight reel somewhere – it was really an amazing exchange and a chivalrous act for fans to see. If anyone has any ideas – please let me know! 🙂
Thank you Russell, James, and all of the others who act as great role models for our community.
Now back to the ‘Triple-Double’ and MVP race and cheering on Russell!
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