This NBA season has been incredible and a lot of records have been broken. The most amazing achievement was #Russell Westbrook's triple-double average throughout the season, but despite having sensational stats, Westbrook may not win MVP award. The point guard will face tough competition when it comes to winning this prestigious award, as his former teammate #James Harden had a great regular season as well. Yesterday, 41 MVP voters released their votes, and Westbrook has an advantage right now.
Aside from Harden and Westbrook, #Lebron James and Kawhi Leonard have received votes.
However, neither of them will most likely win the MVP award, since this is mostly a two-player race.
Westbrook might win it
With over 40 percent of votes released, Russell Westbrook has a steady advantage over James Harden, and he might be this year's MVP. Westbrook has received 28 first-place votes while Harden has only 10. Kawhi Leonard has two of those votes, and LeBron James has one.
These results are still incomplete as some voters haven't revealed their full ballots, but right now, the chances of Russell Westbrook winning the MVP award are really high and Harden might not be able to catch up with him. Westbrook has a total of 325 points, as he also received five second-place votes and two third-place votes. James Harden has amassed 203 total points, and he has received more second-place votes (13) than first-place votes. When it comes to the other two MVP candidates, Leonard has 94 total points and LeBron has 73..
Harden and Westbrook will meet in the playoffs
The MVP winner will be announced in late June this year, and NBA fans are disappointed that they will have to wait two more months to find out who the most valuable player is. However, we will have a great opportunity to watch the top MVP candidates play against each other in the playoffs, as the Oklahoma City Thunder will play against the Houston Rockets in the first round. Russell Westbrook is a one-man wrecking crew, but we will see if he can lead his team past James Harden and his amazing Rockets, who finished the regular season with the third-best record in the league.
The first game of the series will be played on April 16 in Houston. Even though the series may not change voters' opinion about their MVP picks, fans will undoubtedly enjoy this fantastic duel between top MVP candidates. Both Westbrook and Harden are playing incredibly well, but only one can win the prestigious award. Who will it be?