This year, the NBA decided to give out all of its regular-season awards at once, and to have them presented at an interminable awards show that aired last night, more than two months after the end of the regular season. This was all mostly annoying and unnecessary, but Russell Westbrook’s MVP acceptance speech ended up making the show a worthy endeavor.
The entire speech is about nine minutes long, and Westbrook spends the first four minutes thanking everyone involved with the Thunder organization. The video above is set to begin at the good part, when Westbrook moves on to thanking his family. Get ready to see Russ cry and to perhaps do some crying of your own.