2017 NBA Awards

NBA, sports world reacts to Russell Westbrook winning Kia MVP

NBA.com staff reports

An epic chase for the Maurice Podloff Trophy — aka the Kia MVP Award — came to a conclusion last night with Oklahoma City Thunder star Russell Westbrook taking home the honors. He bested fellow finalists Kawhi Leonard of the San Antonio Spurs and James Harden of the Houston Rockets to claim the honors.

In the moments after Westbrook was awarded the MVP, social media was abuzz all night and into Tuesday about his victory. From celebrities wishing him well, to fellow NBA players, to current (and former) teammates to others in the world of sports, Westbrook was a popular topic for many …

Kevin Durant took to YouTube to congratulate his former teammate:

“Huge congrats to Russell Westbrook on MVP, that boy went out there and was a created player on 2k all year. Gotta respect it!”