NBA legend Oscar Robertson says it's 'totally unfair' Russell Westbrook didn't win MVP last season - Lakers Daily

NBA legend Oscar Robertson says it’s ‘totally unfair’ Russell Westbrook didn’t win MVP last season

Oscar Roberston and Russell Westbrook

NBA legend Oscar Robertson believes that Los Angeles Lakers newcomer Russell Westbrook should have won the MVP award for the 2020-21 season.

Westbrook and Robertson have a lot in common, as they are two of the most prolific triple-double producers in NBA history. During the 2020-21 season, Westbrook passed Robertson for the all-time lead in triple-doubles.

Robertson finished his iconic career with averages of 25.7 points, 7.5 rebounds and 9.5 assists per game.

Despite having  a stellar year, Westbrook didn’t receive a ton of consideration for the MVP award this past season. He finished with averages of 22.2 points, 11.5 rebounds and 11.7 points per game.

The 2020-21 season was Westbrook’s fourth year in which he averaged a triple-double.

He’s going to spend the 2021-22 campaign with Los Angeles. There, he will hope to win the first title of his career. An NBA championship would go a very long way for his legacy.