Russell Westbrook Not Motivated By Steph Curry or LeBron James
Russell Westbrook is in the latest issue of GQ magazine. The OKC Thunder star talks about what motivates him, and news flash, it is not Stephen Curry or LeBron James. It's not even Kevin Durant for that matter.
Well, this is harsh.
As soon as the 2016-17 NBA season tips off next week, Steph Curry and LeBron James will immediately become two of the frontrunners for the 2017 NBA MVP award. They play for the two best teams in the league and they’ve obviously both shown that they can play at an MVP level, so their names will be mentioned time and time again when the MVP discussion is brought up over the next ten months.
But heading into the season, Curry and James are not the favorites to win the award. That distinction belongs to Russell Westbrook, who is expected to tear through opposing teams this year following Kevin Durant’s exodus from Oklahoma City.
He has all the motivation in the world to go out and play like an MVP all year long for the Thunder.