After throwing down a vicious dunk on Clint Capella, I am convinced Russell Westbrook is the MVP and not human.
Imagine one day in the near future an alien race has just invaded Earth and has demanded a representative to play one-on-one for the fate of our planet. In this hypothetical Space Jam scenario, when aliens come to earth and challenge the human race to an athletic completion for the future of our planet, I believe there is only one choice to represent us: Russell Westbrook.
This could even be considered cheating because Westbrook may already be an alien living among us. I mean, c’mon – have you seen some of his pregame outfits? No normal person would show up to work that way.
After eight season of playing second fiddle to Kevin Durant, Russ has taken the helm of the Oklahoma City Thunder and is shouting “I’m the captain now.” With the departure of Kevin Durant, Westbrook has gone full IDGAF mode, leading the Thunder in points, rebounds, assists, and “Holy Shit, that guy is awesome” moments.
His young Thunder team has been up and down to start the season beating, the 10-2 Clippers but also losing to the struggling Magic and former teammate Serge Ibaka.
In a 105-103 win against another former teammate, James Harden and the Rockets, Westbrook posted a meager stat line of 30-7-9, all of which are actually below his season averages. As the season continues, look for the Thunder to remain a playoff contender, and Westbrook to win the MVP.
With Westbrook on this torrid pace, he has a chance to become only the 2nd player in NBA history to average a triple double for the entire season and the first since the great Oscar Robertson in the 1961-62 season.
If the Thunder reach the playoffs, which I believe they will, Westbrook deserves the MVP. For a player to put up those kinds of numbers in 2016, on a playoff team and not win the award would be a joke.