The NBA awards show was last night and the most anticipated and talked about award was the NBA MVP. The finalist were Oklahoma City Thunder’s Russell Westbrook, Houston Rockets’ James Harden, and San Antonio Spurs’ Kawhi Leonard. But the real race was between Westbrook and Harden. And Russell Westbrook won. Well deserved award. Some people will probably argue that Harden should have won because his team beat Westbrook’s team head-to-head in the playoffs. But Westbrook averaged a triple-double during the regular season and pretty much single-handedly led the Thunder to the playoffs because Kevin Durant left to join the Golden State Warriors. Here is what people were saying about Westbrook winning the MVP.
Durant watching Westbrook MVP speech waiting to be thanked pic.twitter.com/teWxwKfBMo
— Legends (@LegendsofCH) June 27, 2017
The final chapter of Russell Westbrook's historic season has been written. https://t.co/FRPX9vt8Cy
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) June 27, 2017
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) June 27, 2017
— Up The Thunder (@UpTheThunder) June 27, 2017
— Percy Mack (@Nicktheegr8) June 27, 2017
For James Harden, it was the best of times (watching Nicki Minaj perform), it was the worst of times (watching Russell Westbrook win MVP) pic.twitter.com/fSGgUF4KpX
— Dave McMenamin (@mcten) June 27, 2017
Russell Westbrook's full MVP acceptance speech. 👏🏆
— NBA SKITS (@NBA_Skits) June 27, 2017
— Barstool Sports (@barstoolsports) June 27, 2017
Russell Westbrook ... first MVP in the NBA from a sub-50-win team since Moses Malone in 1981-82.
— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) June 27, 2017
Now some people would say that LeBron James should win MVP every year because where would the Cleveland Cavaliers be without him. But the same could be said about Westbrook. The Cavaliers would still be a playoff team without LeBron, but the Thunder wouldn't have even made the playoffs if it wasn't for Westbrook. The guy had to average a triple-double just so his team could make the playoffs. He is your NBA MVP.