?For me, the most important part of this tour is getting to the fans, the kids and the people,? Russ said on the first day of tour. In Shanghai, Russ is exploring the city, meeting fans and attending the King of Underdogs tournament and Why Not? Apprentice Challenge. In Beijing, he?s spending time with local fans and artists, awarding Wings students and judging the NBA5v5 Dunk Contest. In Tokyo, he?s connecting with local fans at signature stores, meeting various fashion designers and playing ball with local youth. Check out the images above and itinerary below to give you a better ide of what went down at Russell Westbrook’s ?Why Not?? Asia tour.
Day 1: Why Not? Salon and King of Underdogs
2:00 p.m.: After arriving in Shanghai earlier in the day, Russ heads to the gym for his first workout of the tour.
4:00 p.m.: Russ jumps in the car for a 40-minute ride to the new Jordan 77 Songhu store for the Why Not? Salon.
4:40 p.m.: Upon arrival, Russ is welcomed by a sea of fans, local art students and art pieces inspired by his ?Why Not?? philosophy.
5:00 p.m.: Russ joins five fan club members in a Russ-inspired trivia contest. He talks about his new Jordan Why Not Zer0.1 Low and explains that the shoe was inspired by the court he played on as a child.
5:10 p.m.: Russ flexes his creativity at the T-shirt customization area, where fans got to fill in a blank. He chose the words ?equality? and ?youth.?
6:00 p.m.: Russ arrives at the Huangpu Sports Park for the livestreamed King of Underdogs tournament ? the most popular, grassroots one-on-one basketball show. The winner takes home a pair of signed black Jordan Why Not Zer0.1 Lows.
Day 2: Why Not? City Tour and Apprentice Challenge
10:00 a.m.: Russ works out at the Yingmi Basketball Court.
3:00 p.m.: Various media interview Russ at a hotel with a sweeping view of Shanghai.
4:35 p.m.: Wearing an all-white ?fit and a floral Why Not? T-shirt, Russ takes a Why Not? City Tour to check out the freshest Chinese fashion retailers, including Eth0s and designer Feng Chen Wang.
6:00 p.m.: Russ heads to the Rosso School of Art and Design, where he meets student designers.
7:15 p.m.: Russ travels to the Why Not? Apprentice Challenge to play with students at Wuai High School. Russ selects four out of 12 graduates, who competed in multiple challenges for a chance to go to the Beijing Championships.
Day 3: Why Not? Art Exhibition and Wings Visit
1:35 p.m.: Russ arrives in Beijing after a two-hour flight.
3:00 p.m.: Russ hits the gym and does some shooting drills before getting started for the day.
7:00 p.m.: Russ heads to the Why Not? Art Exhibition near the new Jordan 9 Guanghua Store, where crowds outside cheer ?OKC!? and ?MVP!? He meets four local artists, who each created sculptures inspired by Russell and his ?Why Not?? mentality.
7:15 p.m.: Russ meets with members of the Lace Up sneaker app, who created a film and art pieces inspired by Russ and his childhood best friend.
7:30 p.m.: Russ meets with Wings students, awards them with their high school graduation plaques, helps officially announce Wings 2.0 in China and plays a game with the kids.