While the Thunder were booted out in the first round of the playoffs, Durant and the Warriors went on to win the National Basketball Association championship, beating the Cleveland Cavaliers in five games.
Westbrook, 28, has made more than $100 million in on-court salary during his nine National Basketball Association seasons.
" Obviously, it was an surprising season for me but without these guys and the rest of ours who are not here, nothing would be possible", Westbrook said.
The 28-year-old Westbrook received 69 first-place votes, topping James Harden with 22, Kawhi Leonard with nine and LeBron James with one. The Oklahoma City point guard set a record with 42 triple-doubles in 2016-17, averaging 31.6 points, 10.7 rebounds, and 10.4 assists for the season.
The Golden State Warriors had the best defense in the National Basketball Association behind Green, who became the first player in the team's history to finish with 150 steals and 100 blocks in a season.
Russell Westbrook receives NBA MVP award.
Russell Westbrook finally got his MVP honors at the NBA Awards on Monday night, and it didn't taken long for Brodie to get recognized by one of the GOATs: Michael Jordan. He averaged 16.2 points to help fuel the Rockets' run to the surprising No. 3 seed in the Western Conference and edged former NBA Finals MVP Andre Iguodala of Golden State by 32 points.
-Houston guard Eric Gordon has won the Sixth Man of the Year award in his first year as a reserve.
The polite if not overly warm message - "Gotta respect it" and "Huge congrats" is extremely meh, and came after he congratulated two Bucks players on their awards - came just days after Durant appeared to stoke the embers of the feud with Westbrook by wearing a hat with a logo depicting a ring on top of a cupcake.
Mike D'Antoni was named Coach of the Year after leading Houston to 55 wins in his first season with the team.