Enes Kanter continues making fun of Kevin Durant by calling Russell Westbrook ‘the real MVP’

Russell Westbrook is the NBA MVP! And while we didn’t get a petty conclusion to Westbrook’s season of pettiness, his teammate Enes Kanter was there to do it for him.

After Westbrook’s emotional acceptance speech, Kanter took a quick selfie and captioned it “No! No! No! You are the real MVP!” which is a not-so-subtle nod at Kevin Durant when he declared that his mother was the real MVP three years ago.

Kanter has been clowning on Durant ever since he announced his departure to the Golden State Warriors. He’s just a dedicated fan of Oklahoma City. You can tell by the way he mercilessly looked for James Harden’s reaction once Westbrook was announced NBA MVP.

Yes, it’s mean of him to go out of his way to do stuff like this, but having a friend like Kanter is the greatest. All he wants is you to have the success in life that you deserve while your opponents admire from afar.

Also, this is how Harden looked after the announcement, just in case Kanter didn’t get a good look.

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Taylor Swift comes ‘out of the woods’ to congratulate Russell Westbrook on MVP award

Westbrook is a longtime Taylor Swift fan.

Russell Westbrook finally won the MVP award he has longed for on Monday night at the first-ever NBA Awards show. It was a great moment for Westbrook as he thanked his team, his family, and even the media. As the praise came rolling in on Twitter, one from Taylor Swift showed up on the Oklahoma City Thunder Twitter account.

The video from Taylor is significant for two reasons. Reason one is that Swift has essentially been hiding from the media since last summer. She’s said very little publicly lately about anything at all, yet she was ready to come “out of the woods” to congratulate Westbrook because Russ is the greatest. Excuse my pun, it’s a Taylor Swift song. Seriously, though, she’s been MIA for so long, it turned into a thing.

The other is that Westbrook is a pretty big Swift fan. We first found out about it in 2015 when Russ was singing along to “Bad Blood” in his car.

BAD BLOOD!!!! @taylorswift .. Banger!!!!!

A post shared by Russell Westbrook (@russwest44) on May 22, 2015 at 3:06pm PDT

And then this happened.

And then Russ went to her concert.


A post shared by Russell Westbrook (@russwest44) on Aug 26, 2015 at 8:19am PDT

And again, when Westbrook was singing “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together.”

Congratulations again to Westbrook on his MVP Award. And as always, let Westbrook be Westbrook.

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Russell Westbrook thanked everyone during his MVP acceptance speech, even the media

What a change!

Russell Westbrook had a lot of people to thank when during his MVP award acceptance speech. Perhaps one of the most notable on his list was “the media,” who were responsible for voting for him to win this award.

Considering Westbrook’s long history of strange interactions with reporters, even months ago this comment would have seemed strange.

Russ has gone off on reporters more than a few times in postgame conferences.

Through the years, he’s laughed in reporters faces, dodged questions, and told reporters, “I just don’t like you.”

Most recently, he refused to let Steven Adams answer a question about the Thunder’s gameplay without Russ.

“Next question.”

“Next question.”

“Next question.”

“Next question.”

“Next question.”

He turned that around, though, by thanking the media during his speech.

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Russell Westbrook tears up during MVP award speech when talking about his family

Westbrook’s speech is a great one.

Russell Westbrook promised himself he wasn’t going to cry, but he did. After accepting his MVP award on Monday in New York, Westbrook delivered a touching speech and even brought his teammates up onto the stage before moving on to thank his parents, brother, and wife.

For Westbrook, this award was a long time coming, but now he is finally the MVP of the entire NBA. Here is most of Westbrook’s speech.

It wasn’t until Westbrook started about his parents and the rest of his family that he really got emotional, bringing back memories of his former teammate Kevin Durant’s famous MVP speech, known best for the “You’re the real MVP” line. Westbrook described how his brother Raynard texts him at halftime of every single game he has ever played and his wife Nina is the person who sticks with him through everything.

This is what the NBA does best: it allows its athletes to be emotional, approachable humans. Westbrook had a beautiful speech, earnestly thanking those who helped push him to this moment, and this really was a great moment.

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Russell Westbrook’s MVP win earns us the catchiest math lesson from Jordan Brand

Jumpman Jumpman Jumpman.

Moments after it was announced that Russell Westbrook had won the MVP, Jordan Brand decided to enlighten us with the formula for what it takes to win.

School House Rock looks different now.

The song is fire and thank goodness the answer is zero because I don’t have a calculator to do that math on the board.

I have no idea if the math in the song makes sense, but the beat is fire so I don’t care.

I do know one equation, however.

Ball = life.

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Draymond Green was the star of the 1st-ever NBA Awards

He also won Defensive Player of the Year!

Draymond Green won Defensive Player of the Year at the NBA Awards, as many supposed he would. He accepted the award while wearing shorts and a blazer. Let’s just take some time to appreciate him.

First off, Green showed up in his best pair of shorts and some house slippers/loafers embellished with a skull and crossbones. They’re kind of ugly but the more I look at them the more I think I need to buy a pair.

Second, he had to take a joke from Drake in which Drake roasted him for having his own podcast. C’mon Drake, lots of athletes like to enter the media sphere from time to time. Right, Kevin Durant?

Dray got him back, though, by continuously making fun of Drake’s outfit on Snapchat.

According to Green, Drake’s shoes were no good. His khakis were “scrubs.” And as for Drake’s little cardigan number, Draymond could only laugh.

Laugh all you want, Draymond. Congratulations on Defensive Player of the Year.

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