Enes Kanter, Steven Adams start MVP push for teammate Russell Westbrook

NBA.com Staff

If you’ve paid attention to the Kia Race to the MVP Ladder around these parts, you know that each week our expert, Sekou Smith, has the unenviable task of awarding the No. 1 spot to a given player. Throughout the season, the Houston Rockets’ James Harden, the Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James and the Golden State Warriors’ Kevin Durant have all been in the conversation for the top rung.

Of course, no MVP conversation this season is complete without a thorough discussion of the NBA’s season leader in triple-doubles, Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook. He is making his own case for the MVP with each stellar stat line he puts up and now, two of his teammates are stumping for him in the form of a hilarious viral video.

Thunder centers Steven Adams and Enes Kanter — who have been on the receiving end of many of Westbrook assists this season — have some fun in voicing why, to them, Westbrook is the one true MVP choice: