Russell Westbrook, the LA Clippers star, took the stage at the Variety and Sportico Sports & Entertainment Summit Presented by City National Bank to discuss his latest significant business move. He disclosed his involvement in an investor group that intends to acquire ownership of Leeds United. Westbrook elaborated on the process behind his involvement, sharing insights into his conversations with key figures already engaged in the venture, including the San Francisco 49ers.
“I was lucky enough to have conversations with some of the parters in this deal as well that already have ownership – as you mentioned the 49ers, I was lucky enough to talk through that… Just talking through different things, talking to my business parter as well, and having conversations and figuring out of this is the right deal,” Westbrook said.
Russell Westbrook spoke extensively on Thursday afternoon about his endeavors off the basketball court, which expand beyond just his business deals. Owner of Honor The Gift, a clothing brand based in Los Angeles, California, Westbrook spoke about the challenges of turning this passion into a business.
What Westbrook made clear during his discussion on Thursday, is that all of his business deals and off the court pursuits need to align with his personal values. Caring deeply about the community he came from, Therefore , Westbrook wants to give back to those facing similar challenges to what he faced growing up.
Speaking about his “Why Not?” Foundation and schools, Westbrook opened up about the impact he hopes to continue making on the youth. Moreover , with a specific focus on the higher education opportunities provided by his foundation and schools, Westbrook expressed his heartfelt appreciation for witnessing the accomplishments of these children as they proudly walk across the graduation stage.
While much of what Westbrook does off the court is business related, he made it clear at the Variety and Sportico Sports & Entertainment Summit on Thursday that he sees his platform as a blessing, and he said it’s something he wants to continue using for the greater good.