Over the weekend, Russell Westbrook officially clinched a triple-double season average, and passed Oscar Robertson for most triple-doubles in a season with 42. That’s once heck of a weekend. Then to top it off, on Sunday night, he has his 3rd 50-point triple-double of the season, which included a buzzer-beating game-winning three-pointer over Denver. On the surface, it feels like Russell all but clinched the league’s MVP over the weekend.
But James Harden doesn’t seem to think so. Without trying to do so, Harden makes it known that he really wants to be named MVP, while Westbook kinda shrugs it to the see (although deep down, he really, really wants to win too). When asked about Westbrook’s weekend, Harden went back to the only thing that potentially gives him an edge: team wins. The Rockets are a higher seed and have 8 more wins. But does any of that matter?
Harden: "I thought winning was what this is about. I’m not going to get into depths, but I thought winning is the most important thing."
— Jonathan Feigen (@Jonathan_Feigen) April 10, 2017