So How Come Westbrook Doesn’t Get A Trophy For This?
What makes it so great is that it came directly after Kevin Durant's 3-pointer, and the camera was on Durant when the call was made. I'm told that there are so many reasons that Westbrook should not be the MVP that there literally is not enough space here to list them all. And this is the internet. But let's start a list anyway. * Ball hog. * Mediocre shooter. * Puts stats above team results. * OKC can't run an organized offense when he's improvising all the time. * Offense comes to a halt when he's on the bench. * Too emotional. * Defense? Please. But I guess it depends how the league defines MVP. And there really is no definition --- it's strictly stats-based, I suppose. Because if the criteria is "most valuable to their team's success," Kawhi Leonard should have won. I'd also be fine with LeBron winning it, because he's obviously great, and the Cavaliers utterly stunk when he wasn't on the floor. I'd even vote for Steph Curry before Westbrook, because the Warriors didn't miss a step while Durant was injured, thanks to him. But to many, NBA basketball is not a team game. Players like Westbrook and James Harden are adored for their offensive skill and nothing else. OK, fine. Like I said, this award barely interests me. You'd have to be pretty cold, however, not to admire Westbrook's acceptance speech on Monday:
When the refs finally called traveling on Russell Westbrook https://t.co/b8rst2qd2W— SDD (@udstephen) June 20, 2017
That was cool. But that's going to have to hold him, because no team with Westbrook as a centerpiece is ever going to lift the Larry O'Brien Trophy.
Russell Westbrook gets emotional during his MVP speech.— NBA SKITS (@NBA_Skits) June 27, 2017
Iguodala and KD took less money to play with Steph, but I'm sure stars want to come to OKC to box out for Russ so he can get triple doubles— Killjoy (@KilljoyGSW) June 21, 2017
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