Oklahoma City Thunder star Russell Westbrook won the 2016-2017 NBA MVP award Monday night. The trophy caps off an historic season for Westbrook.

He topped three MVP candidates — Houston Rockets’ James Harden, San Antonio Spurs’ Kawhi Leonard and Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James. Westbrook received 61 out of 101 first-place votes. Harden had 22, Leonard had nine and James only received one.

Westbrook became the second player in NBA history to finish the season averaging a triple-double and broke Oscar Robertson‘s record for most triple-doubles in a season. He finished averaging 31.6 points, 10.4 assists and 10.7 rebounds.

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Posted by Ryan Gaydos

Founder and Editor-in-Chief of the LA Sports Pulse. When I'm not doing that or asleep, I am running FoxNews.com's homepage. Follow me on Twitter @RyanGaydos.

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