2008 — Russell Westbrook over Derrick Rose
Russell Westbrook has become synonymous with statistics and triple doubles. He’s about to wrap up his third consecutive season averaging a triple double, doing it so easily now we all take it for granted. Westbrook has led the league in scoring and in assists two times each.
He’s finished top five in MVP voting four years in a row, winning it once and more or less putting the Oklahoma City franchise on his back after Durant walked out the door.
Love him or hate him, Russell Westbrook is the heart and soul of his team, giving 110% every minute of every game and leaving it all on the court every night. He is the guy they were thinking of when they made up those cliches.