2017 ScheduleAll times ET

2017 Schedule
47-35, 2nd in Northwest
SVP happy to see Russ take home MVP (1:07)
Durant and Westbrook take different paths to MVP (1:52)
Family sacrifice led to Westbrook's emotional speech (1:06)
Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images
9hSN Staff

Taylor Swift congratulates Russell Westbrook for winning NBA MVP

With the inaugural NBA awards show and announcement of All-NBA teams taking place on Monday, social media was abuzz with reactions from some of the league's biggest stars as well as other celebrities.

Taylor Swift thanks Westbrook for 'Shake It Off' (0:48)

ESPN Stats and Information  

Russell Westbrook wins NBA MVP. He joins Kevin Durant as the only Thunder players to win MVP. Westbrook won MVP with his team finishing 47-35, lowest winning percentage (.573) for an MVP's team since Moses Malone's Rockets had a .561 win pct in 1981-82.

Westbrook emotional thanking his brother (0:36)

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

The MVP voting results: Russell Westbrook won first-place votes rather easily over the competition.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Russell Westbrook averaged a triple-double and had a record 42 triple-doubles this season. How can he possibly top this MVP season? "I don't know," Westbrook said. The OKC star said he just has to keep going and see where it takes him.

Stephen A. says Durant's departure fueled Westbrook (1:16)
Thomas B. Shea-USA TODAY Sports
11hRoyce Young

The work is just beginning for OKC and its newly crowned MVP

Russell Westbrook's historic season culminated with an MVP honor. Now what? While the franchise celebrates its victorious leader, keeping the momentum alive becomes a point of emphasis for the Thunder.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Russell Westbrook on winning MVP: "Amazing. Something I could never imagine... standing next to this trophy, a true blessing. An unbelievable feeling."

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Russell Westbrook thanks the fans, especially the Oklahoma City fans. "You guys have been riding with me since Day One," said Westbrook, who has some of his teammates on stage with him. Westbrook then starts to cry as he gets choked up thanking his parents and family.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Adam Silver announces that Russell Westbrook is the Most Valuable Player over James Harden and Kawhi Leonard. Westbrook averaged a triple-double and finished with 42 triple-doubles, breaking Oscar Robertson's single-season record of 41.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

OKC's Russell Westbrook takes home his first award by winning Game Winner of the Year award as voted on by the fans.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Victor Oladipo wins Dunk of the Year as voted on by the fans. Oladipo dunked on Dwight Howard.

Durant, Westbrook deserve their MVPs (2:07)

Marc J. Spears The Undefeated 

Russell Westbrook avoids the red carpet heading into NBA Awards. James Harden did walk through.

Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

Russell Westbrook, who skipped the red carpet.

Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

The red carpet is out for the NBA Awards show.

Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images
15hRoyce Young

Westbrook awarded MVP in landslide vote

Russell Westbrook, after becoming the first player since Oscar Robertson in 1961-62 to average a triple-double, was awarded the NBA's MVP award, garnering 69 of 101 first-place votes.

Could Lakers be a destination for Westbrook? (2:27)
¿Quién ganará el JMV? (1:32)
Could Thunder deal Westbrook? (0:51)

Team Stats

Points Per Game106.611th
Rebounds Per Game46.61st
Assists Per Game21.025th
Points Allowed105.816th

Team History