Why Russel Westbrook is your 2017 NBA MVP
I'm really tired of sports fan arguing James Harden for MVP. I think you will be too after the end of this blog. Russel Westbrook no Kevin Durant, no Serge Ibaka, all Westbrook all year. The thunder finished at a record of 47-35. A lot better than they were expected. Russel Westbrook really doesn't have that great of a supporting cast, he was struggling to get assists this whole year, simply because his teammates couldn't score. Yet throughout all this Westbrook still averaged a 36.5 point triple double. That is crazy he is a top 5 rebounder in the league with 10.5 rpg. Although the rockets had a much better overall season, they have a more well rounded team. Also the MVP is the Most Valuable Player for a reason. It doesn't mean most valuable team, yet teams success does contribute to winning the award. Another factor to look at is defense. Westbrook hustles on defense and the stats back that up averaging three steals per game, and not to mention 10.5 rebounds as a point guard. Have you ever heard of James Harden playing defense? No, but this award is most valuable player not, most valuable offense of player. Although the rockets may beat the thunder in the first round. Remember that this is a regular season award. After all of these factors combined, and Russel Westbrook breaking Oscar Robertson's record, averaging a triple double. There is no reason anyone but Westbrook Should be holding up the MVP award.