MVP candidate Russell Westbrook did the impossible in Sunday nights win against the Denver Nuggets. He now holds the record for most triple doubles held in one season, breaking Oscar Robertson’s record of 41 back in the 1961-62′ season.
Not only did Westbrook just break the record but he scored 50 points while doing so in the game against Denver. But his most crucial points came with an out of bounds play with just under 3 seconds left. Westbrook sunk a 36 foot 3 point shot to not only beat the Nuggets, but to knock them out of a playoff contention. It was a heartbreaking moment for the Nugget fans.
Westbrook had some words to say after the game about his accomplishments.
“Very, very blessed. I’ve got to give all the thanks from the man above. He’s blessed me with unbelievable talent to go out and compete at a high level. I’m just thankful for my teammates, for my coaching staff, for the organization, for all the fans, for my family for believing in me and allowing me to do what I’m doing.”
Even some NBA stars congratulated Westbrook on his amazing accomplishment.
— LeBron James (@KingJames) April 9, 2017
wow russ. give that man the mvp.
— Blake Griffin (@blakegriffin32) April 9, 2017
Westbrook now averages a triple double, being only the second player to do this, with 31.9 points, 10.4 assists, and 10.7 rebounds per game.
But there were also some interesting remarks as well. Other MVP candidate, James Harden, had some choice of words to say as well.
James Harden thinks wins should be a top factor in the MVP race. pic.twitter.com/ONSiJC8SjQ
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) April 10, 2017
Westbrook and Harden are the top candidates for the MVP spot and both deserve it. The MVP discussion can be saved for a later date, but whoever the MVP goes to they earned it and it’s well deserved.
P.S. neither are going to win a championship so why not let these two battle it out for the MVP race.