Westbrook or Harden!

If you’re living and breathing in 2017, you’ve heard the talk: Westbrook vs. Harden for MVP. Both players are having incredible seasons, playing at historic rates. Ex-player Kobe Bryant struggles so much to pick a definite winner that he argues there should be a “Co-MVP” award for the first time ever. Before I give my input on the winner, let me first say “Co-MVP? This is the NBA, not UPWARD sports. There ARE winner and losers.”

The votes are already in and will be revealed by Drake at an awards ceremony June 26. To prevent a Steve Harvey situation, I think it’s important that I give my opinion on who should be the 2016-2017 regular season MVP.

Standing at 6’3”, weighing 200 lbs from the University of California in Los Angeles, number zero, RUUUUUUUSSSEELLLL WESTBROOK!!! There is NO question that Russell Westbrook, in my opinion, is the MVP.



brook.gifThe Rockets improved to 55-27, third place in the West after finishing 41-41 last season. The Thunder finished 47-35, sixth place in the West after going 55-27.

Westbrook finished the season averaging a triple double, 31.6 points, 10.7 rebounds, and 10.4 assists. Harden, in a switch to point guard, averaged 29.1 points, 8.1 rebounds, and 11.2 assists.

Below, I’m going to address a few fan tweets and give my take on why Russell Westbrook is most deserving of the award.

BHazMr. Hazouri, you tried to refute the argument that Russell has very little support players surrounding him. I would simply have to disagree. Neither player is on a “superteam” like our friends in the Bay and in the Land. But based on support players alone, the Rockets have Lou Williams and Eric Gordon coming off the bench, averaging a combined 33 points per game. Westbrook has the help of Victor Oladipo on the wing and the Stache bros in the post, but they don’t bring that much offense. The Thunder, with Russ on the floor, averaged 107.9 points per 100 possessions, whereas when he is on the bench, they only score 97.4 points per 100. The latter is similar to the 10-win 76ers from 2015 (96.6). The Rockets, with Harden scored 111.8 points per 100 possessions versus 106.5 points without Harden. That being said, Mr. Hazouri, the Rockets are better statistically than the Thunder, even without Harden on the floor.

JPeeds.pngDr. Pederson, it was your audacious statement that actually prompted me to give my input on the subject. You are correct in your statement, but far from convincing. James Harden did lead the NBA in double-doubles this year with 64 total. Right behind him, though, in second place is Mr. Westbrook with 62. As for triple doubles, the gap is significantly larger. Westbrook finished the season with 42 triple doubles compared to Harden’s 22. As you always say, “To effectively persuade an audience, organizations must provide evidence that coincides with the audience’s existing beliefs”.

KirkDr. Kirkpatrick, I appreciate your tweet, but refuse to buy your argument. When it comes to the crunch time of games, defined as the final five minutes with the game within 5 points either way, Russell Westbrook is an absolute monster. We all remember the game against the Denver Nuggets on April 9 where Russ willed the Thunder to victory. He scored 18 of his teams’ final 21 points, including the buzzerbeater from 35 feet out. In the crunch time of games, Westbrook leads the league shooting 44% from the field and points per 100 possessions, at 72.4. During these final minutes, OKC is +24.9 points when he is on the court.

Please provide your comments below if you agree or disagree but don’t @ me.

Statistics from ESPN.com



Gold Bond, Pampers, and the NBA

Fresh off the NBA All-Star Weekend and we are half way through the NBA season. The headlines for the weekend could be the pathetic dunk contest on Saturday night or the lack of defense on Sunday night, but let’s take a look at some business deals that occurred throughout the weekend involving several marquee players.

Gold Bond has recently announced that they will begin sponsoring the Houston Rockets suffering from extreme cases of saddle sores due to constantly riding James Harden’s back. This summer, Harden signed a four-year, $117 million contract extension with the Houston Rockets. Gold Bond recently received several complaints via Twitter and other Social Media outlets from current Rocket players. Just this weekend, they produced a statement saying, “We have agreed to a 4 year contract with the entire Houston Rockets organization providing products and treatment to the players. We see this as a attainable market to help out NBA teams that seem to keep riding on the backs of their superstars and suffering from rashes and the itchiest of problems.” Honestly, if it were not for EVERYTHING James Harden has done, I would not even put them in the playoff picture! Eric Gordon, the winner of the JBL Three-Point Shootout tweeted, “Thankful for the dub, but shoulda finished it earlier had I not been suffering so bad…#goldbond”


Pampers released a new line of adult diapers during the All-Star Game on Sunday night. The featured photo on the new diapers will include Golden State Warriors, Point Guard, Stephen Curry. On the packaging, it says, “Ever wet the bed on your big day? Don’t worry, the Warriors blew a 3-1 series lead.” You can buy your limited Steph Curry Pampers at your local Walmart or Target for a limited offer of $24.99 per 100 diapers. Hurry while supplies last!


If you are the slightest sports fan, you have been aware of the Kevin Durant-Russell Westbrook drama. If have a social media account, you are bombarded with the KD-Russ drama. Heck, if you’ve even been alive in the past five months, you are aware of the KD-Russ drama. That being said, NBC’s Days of Our Lives, is doing a special break from the normal show and for Season 53, starting on June 1, will document the Kevin Durant-Russell Westbrook drama in a never-before-seen drama.


Judge Judy, the famous court case TV show, will be running a special court case with the two sides: Carmelo Anthony and Phil Jackson. The two have had a roller coaster type season with Carmelo’s mediocre performances and the Knick’s struggling record. There have been talks of “Carmelo here”, “Carmelo there”, “Carmelo everywhere”, yet he remains in New York. With the trade deadline approaching, expect Judge Judy to revoke his no-trade clause and make the decision on whether or not Carmelo lands in Cleveland, Los Angeles, or stays in New York. You can watch the newest episode on Wednesday at 4:00 p.m. on the CW or stream it through the CW App.

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During the media interviews at the All Star Weekend, Kyrie Irving made the bodacious comment “This is not even a conspiracy theory. The Earth is flat.” The media has erupted in disbelief, kids all around the country are questioning what they believe, and Pythagoras is rolling in his Greek grave. Due to the egregious statement, Hooked on Phonics (HOP) has verbally committed to work with Kyrie after practices, during travel periods, and pregame. Having only completed one year at Duke University, they want to help him become more than a basketball player, but a well-educated member of society. The Cleveland Cavaliers have agreed in contract to pay HOP $500,000 for their services throughout the remainder of the 2016-2017 season and playoffs.


Stay tuned for more breaking NBA business and sponsorships news.