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Russell Westbrook’s clothing line to partner with NBPA for social justice shirts

Russell Westbrook is making moves outside the bubble.

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Russell Westbrook has never been the guy to make a quiet fashion statement.

Now, he’s partnering with the NBA Players Association to allow players the opportunity to advocate for social justice, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic.

Westbrook’s clothing line, Honor the Gift, was founded in 2016. According to the website, Honor the Gift was “inspired by Russell Westbrook’s youth” and is “a body of work with a focus on quality, purpose and storytelling.”

Westbrook’s newest business move will certainly do that. Westbrook’s new collection will allow players to wear messages and statements that were not allowed on NBA jerseys for social justice messages.

Originally, the league proposed that social justice messages were only supposed to be worn on the back of the jersey for a limited time during the bubble, but players pushed for it to be worn for the entire Orlando restart.

Now, Westbrook’s clothing line and partnership with the NBPA doubles down on the players’ ideas to use their platform.