Russell Westbrook

After Historic Season, Westbrook Wins MVP

Jun 27, 2017
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Oklahoma City Thunder Point Guard Russell Westbrook won the NBA’s Most Valuable Player Award Monday night.

Westbrook thanked his family, the Thunder organization and Oklahoma City fans.

“You guys have been riding with me since day one, you guys have been riding with me through good games and bad games, always there lifting me up, so I’m just so thankful for all the fans there” Westbrook said.

Russell Westbrook shows off his Oklahoma City pride in a new commercial for Tumi Travel.

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NBA star Russell Westbrook of the Oklahoma City Thunder is on pace to average a triple-double this season, a feat that no NBA player has achieved since Oscar Robertson in 1962. Westbrook also may break Robertson's single season triple-double record of 41. NPR's Robert Siegel talks to ESPN's Kevin Arnovitz about Westbrook's heroic effort this season.

Russell Westbrook is featured in a Foot Locker commercial for the new Air Jordan XXXI shoes.

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The New York Times Magazine looks at Russell Westbrook's improbable season and his changing status in the eyes of Thunder fans.

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