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Official: NBA have named the 2016/17 MVP

Oklahoma City Thunder star Russell Westbrook has been named the NBA’s Most Valuable Player of the 2016/17 season.

The 28-year-old became only the second player in the ligue’s history to average a triple-double for an entire season.

He took the award after beating the competition of Houston Rockets’ James Harden and San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard.

Golden State Warriors star Draymond Green has been named the best defensive player after winning the title.

Russell Westbrook recorded 42 triple-doubles during last season, one more than Oscar Robertson who recorded 41 in 1962.

Wesbrook also made NBA history by scoring the highest ever triple-double with 57 points, 13 rebounds and 11 assists against Orlando Magic.

“It was obviously an amazing season for me but without these guys and the rest of our guys that are not here, none of this would be possible,” Westbrook said.

“So this award is not for me. This is for all you guys and I am very thankful to have you guys in my corner. You guys are my brothers for life.” //Actuantes//

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