NBA star surprises single mom with new car

When you’re a professional basketball player, you really don’t need anyone to give you cars and prizes. You can buy them with the pocket change you put on the dresser every night.

But it still takes a special person to pass the wealth along to someone else.

Russell Westbrook, the MVP of the NBA All-Star Game, yesterday gave the new car he won to a single mom who needs the ride more than he does.

“Are they playing a prank on me or something?” Kerstin Gonzalez said of the surprise gift. “When he showed me the keys, I was like ‘this is real’. That’s when I started to cry because it’s been such a hard time.”

“When you see somebody working hard towards a goal and finding ways every day to keep everything afloat for her two boys and her family, you can’t do anything but help them out,” Westbrook said.