The Oklahoma City Thunder managed to stay relevant despite the departure of Kevin Durant, and it's all in thanks to Russell Westbrook's incredible season.
Any NBA Most Valuable Player conversation has to include Westbrook, who's averaging a triple-double and leading the Thunder to the playoffs. He's having one of the most dominant and productive seasons of all-time.
He has some stiff competition with Kawhi Leonard, James Harden, LeBron James and the duo of Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry all in the mix, but teammates Enes Kanter and Steven Adams are going the extra mile to make the case for Russell. The duo released a hilarious video.
Roomies Adams and Kanter, who took time from planning their "monthly Disneyland trip" to film the video, welcome "Defensive Player of the Year candidate" Andre Roberson to their home.
They then ask their fellow teammate a variety of questions, comparing Russell to dangerous wildlife. Seriously. It's brilliant, silly and exactly the kind of thing that NBA fans eat up. Here's the video, courtesy of Kanter:
This isn't the first time the duo made a video hyping up "King of the Prairie" Westbrook either. The 'Stache bros are putting in some serious digital content work:
Westbrook has given NBA fans a season to remember, and now his teammates are trying to help give him some land serious individual hardware as a thank you. The Thunder are sixth in the Western Conference, currently slated to face the Harden and the Houston Rockets.
Curry and Westbrook have engaged in a coy back-and-forth through the media regarding the MVP award, opening with Curry saying he'd give the award to Harden on the merit of the Rockets having a better record than Oklahoma City.
Russell responded by asking "who's he" when someone told him Curry's opinion, and Steph responded by saying he didn't have anything to say regarding Westbrook's jab:
“You ask anybody, and they'll have an opinion on who they think," Curry said. "Whether they agree with it or not, it's not obviously my decision. I try to stay away from those Twitter, social media, interview wars. Doesn't do anything for me. Say what I think and keep it moving."
The debate will rage on until one remains holding the MVP trophy, but hopefully that means more amazing videos from our favorite duo of roomies in Oklahoma City.
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