NBA superstar Russell Westbrook sometimes looks like he can see the future on the basketball court. Westbrook seems to know where the ball will be next, where a seam in the defense is about to split open, where All-Star teammate Paul George will be a half a second from now. But Westbrook’s Nostradamus quality isn’t limited to the court. He is pretty good at seeing a better future off the court as well. He’s always imagined a tremendous future for himself — Westbrook’s inspiring motto is #WhyNot. But even more than this individual vision, Westbrook is now seeing a brighter future for half of the world’s population — and he’s helping to celebrate and contribute to it.
Westbrook shared pictures of his twin girls Jordyn and Skye (born last fall) and the rest of his beautiful family (including their big brother Noah) to celebrate International Women’s Day. Westbrook knows his girls will grow up in a changed world with more gender equality. But he also knows it’s a hard change for the world to make, and he’s using his voice to let people — especially in the sometimes overly macho world of the NBA — know that International Women’s Day is important. Celebrating it is part of the process of change. Looking at his adorable twins, you can see Westbrook has a personal interest in gender equality. He knows what’s at stake and is using his platform to advance the cause.
— Russell Westbrook (@russwest44) March 8, 2019
And what a great Christmas card!
MERRY CHRISTMAS! 🎄🎄 pic.twitter.com/O65902yGXD
— Russell Westbrook (@russwest44) December 25, 2018