His appeal is global, but Russell Westbrook is a local phenomenon, too.
Russell Westbrook won the 2017 NBA MVP award Monday night after becoming the first player in 55 years to average a triple-double for the entire season. But Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard won the award for his game-saving block on James Harden as voted on by the fans.
While it was certainly cool to see Russell Westbrook give a teary and heartfelt thanks to his family, Bill Russell direct some friendly trash talk towards fellow legends and James Harden lustily gaze at Nicki Minaj during her performance, but the general vibe felt simultaneously try-hard and indifferent.
When Westbrook mentioned his brother, he couldn't contain his emotions as he shared he was his role model. Westbrook received 69 first-place votes from the panel of 100 media members.
Last season was an epoch-making season for Russell Westbrook who became the only player after Oscar Robertson to hit an average of triple double all through an National Basketball Association season.
At the end of the video, Swift admitted that she was just kidding about her friendship with the Oklahoma City Thunder point guard, 28. Of course that included Westbrook, his running mate in Oklahoma City for eight seasons.
Singer Taylor Swift posted her video well-wishes. Discounted by many after former MVP Kevin Durant joined the Golden State Warriors this summer, Westbrook pushed the Thunder into the postseason, finishing sixth in the tougher Western Conference with 47 wins. "You guys sacrificed everything you done in your whole life". You're so unbelievable. I couldn't be able to do none of this without you guys. You've blessed me with a handsome son that I'm so thankful for. "I remember the first time you beat me at basketball and I was very upset and you said, if you remember correctly, you said, "you just have to shake it off".
"We tried some things and we tried to build it, and then it just didn't work out, and for a lot of reasons, not just one", said D'Antoni, who resigned in 2012.