Russell Westbrook wins MVP after record-breaking season

Russell Westbrook wins MVP after record-breaking season

Westbrook also wins fan vote for Best Style, Best Game Winner

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Updated: 11:10 PM CDT Jun 26, 2017


Oklahoma City is celebrating after Thunder superstar Russell Westbrook was named the NBA’s Most Valuable Player during his record-breaking season.

WEBVTT WITH SPORTS DIRECTOR BRYANKEATING.BRYAN: IT IS A BEAUTIFUL THING.OKLAHOMA CITY ALREADYCELEBRATING.RUSSELL WESTBROOK WINNING THEM.V.P.THAT IS THE DEVON TOWER INDOWNTOWN OKLAHOMA CITY, JUSTWITHIN THE LAST 20 MINUTES.RUSSELL WESTBROOK HAS BEEN NAMEDTHE NBA M.V.P., DEFEATING JAMESHARDEN AND KAWHI LEONARD, ANDSOMEHOW IN A SHORT TIME, THEOKLAHOMA CITY THUNDER HAVE ONETHE M.V.P. TWICE.A RECORD-BREAKING SEASON FORRUSSELL WESTBROOK, 42TRIPLE-DOUBLES, THAT BREAKS THERECORD BY OSCAR ROBERTSON.AGAIN, WITHIN ABOUT THE LAST 30MINUTES, RUSSELL WESTBROOK HASBEEN NAMED THE NBA M.V.P.I WANT TO SHOW YOU A GRAPHIC ONWHAT I WAS JUST TALKING ABOUT,BECAUSE THIS IS THE REASON, ANDTHE BIG REASON RUSSELL WAS NAMEDTHE M.V.P..THOSE 42 TRIPLE-DOUBLES.ONE MORE THAN OSCAR ROBERTSONDID IN 1961 AND 1962.RUSSELL WESTBROOK IMMEDIATELYTHANKED HIS TEAMMATES, SAMPRESTI, AND CLAY BENNETT.HE GOT A LITTLE TEARY-I’DTALKING ABOUT HIS MOM AND DAD.GOT A LITTLE TEARY-EYED WHEN HEWAS TALKING ABOUT HIS BROTHER,SAID HE WAS THE ROCK HERE INOKLAHOMA CITY.RUSSELL WESTBROOK, THE NBAM.V.P.WE GET BACK TO THAT IN JUST ASECOND.LET’S GO TO THIS.RUSSELL WESTBROOK WINNING THEM.V.P.>> WITHOUT YOU GUYS, I DO NOTKNOW WHERE I WOULD BE.I CANNOT BE STANDING HEREWITHOUT YOUR SUPPORT, YOURSACRIFICE, EVERYTHING YOU GUYSHAVE DONE FOR ME, STARTING WITHMY PARENTS.LET’S GIVE THEM A ROUND OFAPPLAUSE, PLEASE.>> [APPLAUSE]>> MY PARENTS, MAN.YOU GUYS DID ANY AND EVERYTHINGTO MAKE SURE ME AND MY BROTHERHAD ANYTHING WE WANTED.I TOLD MYSELF I WAS NOT GOING TOCRY, BUT –…

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