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

Jason Simpson
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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.

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