Russell Westbrook wins NBA most valuable player award
Jun 28 2017
He joined Hall of Famer Oscar Robertson as the only two players to average double figures in scoring, rebounding and assists for the season. He called his MVP award something he could never imagine he would win.
Westbrook's honor capped the N.B.A. awards show, which included tributes to Monty Williams, Craig Sager and Bill Russell.
Green was rewarded for his do-everything role with the National Basketball Association champion Golden State Warriors.
Green posted impeccable overall statistics, leading the league in steals (2.03 per game) for the team that led the league in that category and averaging 1.39 blocks, as the Warriors also led the National Basketball Association in that category. He became the first player to post 2,000 points and assist on 2,000 points in the same season. Rudy Gobert of the Utah Jazz was the other finalist.
It was also a big night for the Milwaukee Bucks and the Rockets, who both claimed multiple awards.
"This is the ultimate team award", D'Antoni said. Neither does she. But that didn't stop her from sending out a congratulatory video to the NBA's Most Valuable Player on Monday night following the NBA Awards show.
Russell pointed at them and said he would kick all their butts.
Houston guard Eric Gordon has won the Sixth Man of the Year award in his first year as a reserve.
Taylor Swift recently took a break from (maybe) working on her new album/playing with her cats Meredith and Olivia to record a video message for the 2017 NBA Awards, which were held Monday.
Green, who finished fourth in real plus-minus, averaged 10.2 points and 7.9 rebounds.
He became the first National Basketball Association player named ROY not to be drafted in the first round, since the start of the common draft era in 1966. Charlotte Hornets guard Kemba Walker won the league's sportsmanship award. Westbrook is the first Jordan Brand athlete to win the award since His Airness. Gobert got 97 and Leonard received 93. New Orleans All-Star Anthony Davis was the center and Milwaukee's Giannis Antetokounmpo and Oklahoma City's Andre Roberson the forwards. Nobody voted either player outside the top 3. There were four worldwide players on the first team for the first time in the award's history.