Thunder's Westbrook named MVP after historic season

Thunder's Westbrook named MVP after historic season

Taylor Swift came out of the woods last night to congratulate NBA player Russell Westbrook on being named the Most Valuable Player at Monday's NBA Awards-and basically pretended he was a squad member in a cute, joke-filled video message.

As he carried Oklahoma City to a record of 47-35 and the sixth seed in the West, Westbrook broke an Oscar Robertson record (a single-season total of 42 triple-doubles) and matched a Robertson milestone (recording triple-double averages over an entire regular season).

Harden averaged 29.1 points, 11.2 assists and 8.1 rebounds across the season, while Leonard tallied 25.5 points, 3.5 assists and 5.8 rebounds per game.

Westbrook's victory ended the first NBA Awards show, in NY, which included two wins each for the Houston Rockets and Milwaukee Bucks.

There were also stirring tributes to Spurs VP of Basketball Operations Monty Williams and late broadcaster Craig Sager, who died of cancer on December 15.

Late next week, we could hear whether Russell Westbrook MVP is going to stick around Oklahoma City for several more years, or move on to another team.

"That's who I play for", Westbrook said at the NBA's first annual primetime awards show at Basketball City.




The Most Improved Player was Brogdon's teammate Giannis Anteokounmpo.

The Thunder's Victor Oladipo won the fan award for the "Dunk of The Year". It's an historic one - and not just because of the triple-doubles.

Bill Russell was presented the first Lifetime Achievement award, welcomed on stage by fellow Hall of Fame centers Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, David Robinson, Shaquille O'Neal, Alonzo Mourning and Dikembe Mutombo. "You guys did any and everything to make sure me and my brother [Raynard] had anything we wanted", he told the audience.

Coach of the season in the National Basketball Association was the coach, "Houston" Mike D Anthony, under whose leadership the rockets in the regular season with a 55-27 indicator took the third place in the Western conference.

Both players received all 100 first-team votes from a panel of sports writers and broadcasters.

"I can't say thank you enough".

Saric, Brogdon and Embiid are the three finalists for Rookie of the Year to be announced Monday night during the NBA Awards show.

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