Russell Westbrook, 2017 NBA MVP, and the first player since Oscar Robertson to average a triple-double for a season, is a hardcore Swiftie. Westbrook performed at an impressive level throughout the entire season, and deservingly won the Kia NBA MVP award for the 2016/2017 season. "It was obviously an awesome season for me but without these guys and the rest of our guys that are not here, none of this would be possible".
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.
"I'm so indebted to all of you for the prayers, support, text messages, calls, cards, CD's ...", Williams said in his acceptance speech.
"So this award is not for me".
"Oklahoma City. You guys are here tonight". "I was the one who taught you to dribble.and I remember the first time you beat me at basketball and I was very upset". Perkins said Durant texted that he had a "nice conversation" with Westbrook, a stark cry from three months earlier, when neither player was interested in talking about their relationship during All-Star Weekend.
Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook have not exactly been the best of friends since the former Thunder star left for the Warriors last summer.
Among the night's other awards, Golden State forward Draymond Green, two weeks removed from winning his second National Basketball Association title in three years, was named the best defensive player. Gotta respect it! Shoutout to Mike D'antoni, came back to the game and turned that franchise into a contender.
Milwaukee Bucks guard Malcolm Brogdon was named Rookie of the Year, while Houston Rockets guard Eric Gordon earned the Sixth Man Award for his work off the bench as a substitute.