The MVP conversation and debate ended last night.
That's the way a lot of hoop fans are feeling today, fresh off of Russell Westbrook's record-breaking 42nd triple-double yesterday, surpassing NBA Hall of Famer Oscar Robertson for the most single-season triple-doubles in league history. Westbrook also became the first player to average a triple-double since Robertson did it in the 1961-62 season. With two more games left, Russ is averaging an unreal 31.9 points, 10.4 assists and 10.7 rebounds per contest.
But it was the way that Brodie clinched his 42nd triple-double Sunday that got people talking. That's because Westbrook's electric 50-point, 16-rebound and 10-assist performance included a buzzer-beating, game-winning 3-pointer to lift his Oklahoma City Thunder to a 106-105 win over the Denver Nuggets.
Who does that!?
Sorry, James Harden ... we realize your stat line (29.3 points, 11.3 assists and 8.1 rebounds per game) is also very impressive and your Houston Rockets (54-26) have a better record than the Thunder (46-34), but Russ is the real MVP.
Here's Westbrook's game-winner and all the awestruck reactions to his record-breaking feat. And yes ... people couldn't resist getting petty with Kevin Durant for leaving Brodie in OKC.
When greatness recognizes greatness.
Flawless dragging right here. KD ... hold this L!
Well, this hilariously sums it up.
When Brodie jumps over the Big O.
Seriously. How can he not be?
Come on, fam!
Remove these people from your life asap.
He's right. Fighting words, indeed.
Point blank, period.
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