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Kevin Durant, Michael Jordan congratulate Russell Westbrook on winning MVP

NBA Awards Show Kevin Durant, Michael Jordan congratulate Russell Westbrook on winning MVP
Stacy Diaz | 29 June, 2017, 07:26

Kia NBA Most Valuable Player, Best Style & Game Winner Award winner, Russell Westbrook, poses in the press room at the 2017 NBA Awards at Basketball City at Pier 36 on Monday, June 26, 2017, in NY.

The regular-season MVP award debate for the 2016-17 season was finally settled on Monday night with Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook earning the honor. The most interesting part was, obviously, to see who wins the MVP award.

The singer emerged from a musical hiatus away from the public eye to record a sweet video relating a playful, fictional story of twenty years of friendship to congratulate Westbrook on his historical win.

"I'm so indebted to all of you for the prayers, support, text messages, calls, cards, CD's ...", Williams said in his acceptance speech.

The polite if not overly warm message - "Gotta respect it" and "Huge congrats" is extremely meh, and came after he congratulated two Bucks players on their awards - came just days after Durant appeared to stoke the embers of the feud with Westbrook by wearing a hat with a logo depicting a ring on top of a cupcake.

Before the kick off last season, a lot of sports analyst has doubted if Russel Westbrook would be able to play effectively following the exit of Kevin Durant who signed for Golden State Warriors. "I couldn't be here and do what I had to do if it wasn't for you guys". That included an aggressive congrats for Russell Westbrook. "You've blessed me with a lovely son that I'm so thankful for".

In an emotional speech, Westbrook thanked the "man above" and the organization and coaching staff for taking a chance on him back in 2008 with the fourth pick in the National Basketball Association draft, when many analysts believed that he was a reach for the organization when it was still in Seattle.