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Kia Race to the MVP Ladder: Russell Westbrook, James Harden on the clock for final MVP statements -

Time is of the essence in any race. And in the case of this season's crowded chase for the KIA MVP, the time between now and the end of the NBA regular season -- some two weeks -- couldn't be more crucial for all involved. The Maurice Podoloff Trophy ...and more »

James Harden vs. Russell Westbrook: Who's the Real MVP? - GQ Magazine

The former Thunder teammates are both having out-of-this-world seasons. Nathaniel Friedman breaks down what's become a historic two-man race. LeBron James would probably be the MVP every year if the award made any sense; Kawhi Leonard, like his ...and more »

Russell Westbrook had his MVP moment - Business Insider

On Monday night, Russell Westbrook reminded us that this season, maybe more so than any other season, it is still too early to make a decision in the NBA's MVP race. While the Thunder are on the cusp of clinching a playoff spot, they are still in the ...and more »

In a year, James Harden has evolved from malcontent to MVP favorite - Washington Post

HOUSTON — Less than a year ago, James Harden was in the midst of a crisis borne from his reputation. The runner-up to Stephen Curry in the chase for the NBA's Most Valuable Player Award in 2015, Harden didn't even place on an all-NBA team in 2016 ...and more »

Russ, Kawhi, Harden, or LeBron? We Know Who Deserves To Win NBA MVP - Complex

Every year during the run-up to the postseason, NBA prognosticators both amateur and professional attempt to forecast the results of the MVP race. In some seasons, like last year with Steph Curry, one player rises so clearly above the rest that the ...and more »

James Harden hasn't played like an MVP in crunch time - SB Nation

James Harden did not score in the final five minutes of the Houston Rockets' 117-107 loss to the Portland Trail Blazers on Thursday. He shot 0-of-3 from three-point range, did not record an assist, turned the ball over once, and watched idly as ...and more »

Did Russell Westbrook Just Pull Ahead in the Race for MVP? - Complex

By now you've heard about Russell Westbrook's record-breaking night. For the second week in a row, he made NBA history, this time by nabbing the highest-scoring triple-double ever. As he lifted the Thunder to victory over the Magic in overtime, 114–106 ...and more »

The Legend Of Russ: Does MVP Even Matter? - Sports Illustrated

Russell Westbrook is flawed, and he might not win the MVP, but what he's done this season has been truly mind-boggling. For that, he will be remembered regardless. By Andrew Sharp. March 31, 2017. Years from now, it won't matter that the Thunder ...and more »

Russell Westbrook and James Harden are playing amazing basketball but I'm not focused on the NBA MVP, insists San ... - Daily Mail

He's seemingly in a four-way race for this year's NBA Most Valuable Player award but Kawhi Leonard is adamant his focus is purely on the San Antonio Spurs. The Spurs' franchise player is enjoying another stellar season under coach Gregg Popovich ...and more »

Russell Westbrook was the only real NBA MVP choice - SB Nation

Editor's Note: This story was originally published on March 30. The Thunder were down by 14 points to the Magic halfway through the fourth quarter in late March. They had been down 21 in the third. This was also their third game in four nights. They ...and more »