At this point in the season, the discussion surrounding the NBA MVP race has narrowed itself to four players: LeBron James, Kawhi Leonard, James Harden and Russell Westbrook – and if things stay the way they are now, it will be one of the most contested MVP races in recent memory.
LeBron James is making the case for his fifth MVP by posting one of the best statistical seasons of his career for the Cavaliers. The Spurs’ Leonard is a premier defender and the best player on what may be the NBA’s best team. Harden is yet again making a case as the nation’s leader in assists and one its best scorers, giving the Rockets a legitimate chance at a deep playoff run.
Then there’s Westbrook, who is still improbably on pace to become just the second player in NBA history to average a triple-double for the entire season. Only Oscar Robertson has ever achieved the nearly-impossible feat, which is probably why Westbrook’s Thunder teammates refuse to let him slip under the radar.
Now in his ninth season with the Thunder, and with Kevin Durant departed for Golden State, Westbrook is the elder statesman and face of the franchise – and big men Steven Adams and Enes Kanter want the world to know how much they adore their MVP candidate.
So naturally, they threw on some sports coats, grabbed a couple of pipes and set up fireside to tell us all about it:
— Enes Kanter (@Enes_Kanter) March 16, 2017
I can think of no two better men to have made this ridiculous video than Adams and Kanter. Their native accents are spectacular and the bromance level is just right. They also appear to be sitting in front of multiple photos of themselves, as well as a large photo of a tuxedo-ed Tom Selleck in his prime. CLASSIC.
Now I’ll admit that I don’t really believe that Westbrook should win MVP, but I’ll be damned if this video isn’t the only thing that’s come close to making me change my mind.