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Congratulations are pouring in for newly-christened MVPRussell Westbrook, who received his award with an emotional speech at the NBA Awards in New York City on Monday night.
His appeal is global, but Russell Westbrook is a local phenomenon, too. And on Monday night, he capped off his historic season by winning the 2017 National Basketball Association (NBA) most valuable player (MVP) award.
Westbrook took the honor at the NBA Awards show Monday in NY, defeating fellow finalists Kawhi Leonard of San Antonio and James Harden of Houston in the voting.
OKC's star pointguard thanked his teammates and called them to the stage to join him, his parents, and all the crew behind the Thunders team.
Westbrook then turned his attention to his brother Raynard, who Westbrook said has sent him a supportive text at halftime of every game of his National Basketball Association career.
"Russell, it's Taylor, remember?", the clip, which was posted on the Thunder's Twitter account, begins. Harden and his beard came pretty close to averaging a triple-double themselves this season, with 29.1 points, a league-high 11.2 assists and 8.1 rebounds per game.
Former Thunder assistant coach Monty Williams was given the SagerStrong Award for the strength he showed after his wife was killed in a vehicle crash in Oklahoma City.
"I'm very thankful to have you guys in my corner, you guys are my brothers". You said, 'You just have to shake it off.' And I got an idea. Oklahoma City- you guys are here tonight.
Oklahoma City lost in the first round against Harden's Rockets, but it's tough to pin that on the new MVP. You're so fantastic. I couldn't be able to do none of this without you guys. I know that I am not the man that everybody thinks that I am, and you guys know that.
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Constand's lawyer, Dolores Troiani, says only that the jury is "apparently working very hard" to reach agreement on the charges. He says he gave her an over-over-the-counter cold and allergy medicine to help her relax and that the encounter was consensual.
Fawzi, an Egyptian citizen, was released after a few days in prison and fled the country for Qatar before coming to the U.S. The decision will not affect a $500m weapons sale to the country that Congress failed to block earlier this month.
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The Englishman, who had played out of the water on the 11th to hole a 20-footer, jumped out into a two-shot lead. The duo could only make birdies, however, and Romero was handed his second European Tour win.
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GM Griffin, Cavs part ways after title, 3 straight Finals
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