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#pounditTuesday, March 21, 2023

Bob Stoops helps clean up Oklahoma tornado damage, goes unnoticed at first

Bob Stoops is one of a number of prominent coaches and athletes that have been doing their part to help the city of Moore, Okla. get back on its feet in the wake of the devastating tornado that swept the area last week. Many have pledged money, while others have pledged time and man power to help the town heal. Some have pledged both. On Tuesday, the Oklahoma coach got his hands dirty.

As you can see from the photo above that Oklahoma senior associate athletic director Kenny Mossman shared on Twitter, Stoops (the gentleman in the red visor) blended in with a crowd of people who were helping clean up debris. Mossman noted that Stoops went about his business for roughly 30 minutes before anyone even realized they were in the presence of a local celebrity. In a separate tweet, Mossman noted that he didn’t think anyone from the school’s athletic department was informed Stoops was going to help.

What’s the point? Some people help just for publicity. Others like Stoops and Kevin Durant seem genuinely disinterested in whether or not people recognize their generosity. Those are the types of people that deserve the attention.

H/T Dr. Saturday

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