The moment every NBA fan waited for finally came on Monday night, in New York City. The first ever NBA Award Show took place in New York and was hosted by Drake, as the NBA announced the individual season awards for the 2016/2017 season. The most interesting part was, obviously, to see who wins the MVP award. Russell Westbrook, James Harden, and Kawhi Leonard were the finalists and while many thought Harden or Leonard could win it, Westbrook was the favorite after all. And when the commissioner of the NBA, Adam Silver, came on stage and read Russell Westbrook's name and announced him as the winner of the MVP award, it became clear that history was made.

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Westbrook became the first player since Moses Malone in 1981 to win the award, playing for a team that didn't win at least 50 games during the regular season.

Westbrook performed at an impressive level throughout the entire season, and deservingly won the Kia NBA MVP award for the 2016/2017 season.

Westbrook earns kudos from Michael Jordan

After taking home the MVP trophy, Westbrook got a note signed by Michael Jordan that said: "Congrats, Russell. I got my first MVP award before my first ring, too. Keep going!"

As we all well know, Westbrook is a part of Jordan brand, therefore it's not a big surprise that Michael Jordan himself congratulated Westbrook on his accomplishment. Michael won the MVP award five times in his career, the first one coming in 1988 - three years before his first championship ring.

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It remains to be seen if Westbrook can follow this pattern and maybe win his first NBA title in a couple of years from now.

Durant congratulates his former teammate

One other champion congratulated Westbrook on his achievement. It's Kevin Durant, the MVP of this year's NBA Finals and a champion with Golden State Warriors. Obviously, Durant and Westbrook were teammates for many years in Oklahoma City Thunder, before Durant decided to leave Oklahoma last summer and join the Warriors. Many felt that this move by Durant was something that would end their relationship forever, but it seems that things are slowly starting to get better between the two of them.

Durant used his Youtube channel page and left a comment there that said: "I called out this year's MVP years ago so you gotta respect my knowledge for the game lol. Huge congrats to Russell Westbrook on MVP." Durant went on to also say that he respects everything Westbrook accomplished last season, and he thought Russell played like a created player on a 2K video game. Hopefully one day Durant comes back to OKC, and maybe he and Westbrook can deliver the title to Oklahoma in the near future. What a story that would be.