Russell Westbrook is Running Away with the MVP

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Last season’s MVP Kevin Durant might not even be the best player on his own team this season. Russell Westbrook is running away with the MVP this year. His play has been stellar as of late, especially in February and now early March.

In the month of February, Westbrook became just the second player in the history of the game (Oscar Robertson is the other) to average at least 30 points, 10 assists and nine rebounds in a calendar month (at 31.2, 10.3 and 9.1). In the six games in which Westbrook has played since Durant went out with his latest foot problem, Oklahoma City has gone 4-2 while losing two close games to good teams (the Portland Trail Blazers, 115-112; and Phoenix Suns, 117-113).

Last night Westbrook was even better with 49 points (career high) 16 rebounds (career high) 10 assists 3 steals 1 block for his 4th straight triple double.

Yes. 4 straight triple doubles. Look at D Wades reaction.

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James Harden has been in the MVP discussion and there is no denying Steph Curry, but Westbrook is proving he should win it. Plus his defensive game is better than both of those two. Lebron will always make a case for his name to be in the mix, but Westbrook is making his stake in the final half of the season.

If the Thunder climb higher in standings it is going to put Westbrook into his first MVP.

Let’s see how the rest of the season plays out….

Written by Catfish Hughes

Catfish Hughes

Frank “Catfish” Hughes has been called, “Bob Knight’s Baby with Hip Hop that covers sports.” and “the future of sports writing!” He is an official member of the NSSA & USBWA. Catfish covers the Los Angeles Angeles as the official East Coast Voice of the Lakers, and owns the NBA media outlet, and was the host of Thru the Wire Sports Talk Radio which aired on both ESPN Radio and Fox Sports Radio. Catfish is the head editor and chief here at the Boxing Globe. @CatfishHughes on twitter.