Russell Westbrook makes fun of his own mask

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Oklahoma City Thunder's Russell Westbrook has been all over the internet since his performance against the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday night.

After coming away with 49 points and equalling the record for consecutive number of games with a triple-double, it was a memorable night for Westbrook.

With his current record at four games, Westbrook's performance against Philadelphia meant that he tied Chicago Bulls legend Michael Jordan for the record of consecutive games.

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The Thunder play the Bulls tonight where Westbrook will attend to break the record of one of Chicago's favourite ever athletes.

Westbrook put in a great performance against Philadelphia, but that is not the only reason he has been trending on Twitter.

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Westbrook was forced to wear a protective face mask in the game with Philadelphia following the surgery he underwent on Saturday to repair a fracture in his face.

Westbrook has made light of the situation however but adding some pictures to his Facebook page with some new designs for his mask.

Westbrook perhaps expecting the jokes to come at the hands of internet users worldwide, he clearly decided to have some fun himself.

Picturing himself as some legendary characters including Batman, the Phantom of the Opera and even the Mask.

With over 40,000 likes on Facebook, the internet community has clearly enjoyed Westbrook's inside joke.

As expected though, the Twitter community decided to take the joke to their own new level.

Who knows how long this joke will go on for and just which legendary character the Internet will decide to turn Westbrook into next?

Masked MVP?

Following his incredible 49 point game against Philadelphia, the fans in Oklahoma City were understandably chanting MVP towards their masked hero.

Despite having missed large parts of the season through injury, Westbrook could potentially be in the running for this year's MVP award.

Westbrook winning the MVP award would make him the second consecutive Thunder player to win the award after Kevin Durant claimed the title last year.

He faces some tough opposition though with the Houston Rockets James Harden and Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James also in the running.

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