Russell Westbrook of Oklahoma City Thunder has been awarded the Most Valuable Player of the NBA in the 2016-2017 season.
Russell, 28, made history this year when he became the second player in the history of the NBA to score a triple-double in the whole season.
The other two nominees on the list are James Harden of Houston Rocket and Kawhi Leonard of San Antonio Spurs.
Draymond Green of the Golden state Warriors won the award for the best defensive player last season as his tram went on to win the NBA title.
Last season was an epoch-making season for Russell Westbrook who became the only player after Oscar Robertson to hit an average of triple double all through an NBA season.
Russell also set a new record of 42 triple doubles in a season, which is one more than Robertson achieved in a single season.
He made yet another history in the NBA as he hit a record high triple-double of 57 points, 11 assist and 13 rebounds in their game against Orlando Magic.
“I had a great season but all these achievements would not have been possible without the help of my amazing teammates. They are the real MVP” Russell said.
” Obviously, it was an surprising season for me but without these guys and the rest of ours who are not here, nothing would be possible,” Westbrook said.
Before the kick off last season, a lot of sports analyst has doubted if Russel Westbrook would be able to play effectively following the exit of Kevin Durant who signed for Golden State Warriors.
Other winners at the NBA Awards are Mike D’Antoni, who was given the award for the coach of the year. Malcolm Brogdon was given the award for Rookie of the year, while Eric Gordon of the Houston Rockets took home the sixth man award.