Russell Westbrook says he could care less about everyone else’s MVP expectations for him; contending for an NBA title is the only thing on his mind.
Russell Westbrook on his MVP candidacy: "I really don't care, honestly" pic.twitter.com/Ox41OxluTY
— Fred Katz (@FredKatz) December 11, 2016
Westbrook’s remarkable triple-double streak ended at seven games Sunday night—he finished with 37 points and 12 rebounds in the Thunder’s 99-96 win against the visiting Boston Celtics.
Adams on Westbrook's triple double streak ending at seven: "Useless! Only seven?!"
— Fred Katz (@FredKatz) December 12, 2016
Others around the L think the OKC superstar guard’s MVP candidacy is undeniable.
Boston's Al Horford said Russell Westbrook has to be the MVP if the Thunder guard averages a triple-double: https://t.co/72urwGeGK3
— Erik Horne (@ErikHorneOK) December 11, 2016
Per The Oklahoman:
Before Thunder vs. Celtics on Sunday night, (Al) Horford said if Westbrook averages a triple-double, he’s the league’s MVP.
“If he’s able to do that, I mean … he’s gotta be the MVP, right? That’s just flat out, there’s no question in our minds,” Horford said. “He’s doing it so frequently now that I don’t think people understand how difficult it is.”
“He’s playing in a tough conference, and night in and night out, teams are doubling him and doing all this stuff and he still manages to do that,” Horford said. “You’ve gotta give him a lot of credit. […] People can do that for a week or a game or two but not like this. This is special.”