February 22, 2018

Russell Westbrook wins NBA MVP

28 June 2017, 05:15 | Marlene Fleming

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Houston Rockets guard Eric Gordon was named the NBA's top reserve player, taking the Sixth Man Award.

The highlight of Westbrook's acceptance speech perhaps came when he began to thank his fans, agent and family for their support throughout his career.

His award was one of several handed out Monday night as the league televised an awards show - red carpet and all - on TNT for the first time, trying to make another event on the calendar to help the television networks maximize the more than $2 billion they are now spending to hold the rights to broadcast National Basketball Association games on an annual basis.

"I couldn't do none of this without you guys", he said.

Westbrook's most memorable moment of the season was a game-winning three pointer that cemented a 50 point, 16 rebound, 10 assist triple-double against the Denver Nuggets.

This would sicken most Oklahoma City Thunder fans, but it's true: If the playoffs had been a part of the 2016-17 MVP equation, Golden State's Kevin Durant would have been the victor.

The 28-year-old Westbrook received 69 first-place votes, topping James Harden with 22, Kawhi Leonard with nine and LeBron James with one.

Westbrook won both the "Best Style" and "Game Winner of the Year" Awards.

Cosby judge could revisit issue of revealing names of jurors
Judge Steven O'Neill advised jurors when the trial ended Saturday outside Philadelphia that they need not discuss the case. Still, legal experts say, it won't be impossible to find 12 people to sit in judgment of Cosby, who turns 80 next month.

Earlier, Milwaukee's Malcolm Brogdon became the first player not picked in the first round to win NBA Rookie of the Year in the common draft era.

The event was hosted by Drake and with a performance by Nicki Minaj and 2 Chainz.

The issue with the show has less to do with its concept and more to do with its timing.

"These are my brothers, man", he said.

He made the switch from shooting guard to point guard for the Rockets this season under first-year head coach Mike D'Antoni, and it proved to be a smart move.

Later, the singer clarifies that though the story was false and they've never actually met, she is thrilled for Westbrook's accomplishments and wanted to send him congrats, nevertheless.

"This is the ultimate team award", D'Antoni said. It didn't work with the Knicks. But it worked very well with the Rockets. "What Golden State has done the last three years that validated and got me back in the game. Hopefully, I'll be around a couple more years". If we knew now probably the way we need to play, people would be a little bit more patient.

Brogdon's teammate Giannis Antetokounmpo won Most Improved Player.

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