Russell Westbrook

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Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook has been named MVP of the 2016 NBA All-Star game, giving him the award for the second straight season.

Westbrook led the Western Conference with 31 points, eight rebounds and five assists in a 196-173 win over the Eastern Conference in Toronto.

Westbrook won the award in Brooklyn last year as well. The only other player to win back-to-back All-Star MVPs was Bob Pettit of St. Louis in 1958 and 1959. But Pettit shared the award with Elgin Baylor in 1959.

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Russell Westbrook is featured in a new commercial for Foot Locker.

Watch it below.

Brian Phillips at Grantland looks at how Russell Westbrook went from an undersized 16-year-old shooting guard to an NBA All-Star.

Sportscaster and journalist Brent Weber talks to KOSU's Michael Cross about the come from behind victory in game five, 105 to 104 as well as the other NBA game, Indiana Pacers losing at home to the Washington Wizards, 102-79.