Is Russell Westbrook an official member of the Swift Squad?
The Oklahoma City Thunder point guard got a shout out from Taylor Swift herself at the NBA Awards on Monday night, as the recently reclusive pop star pre-taped a message congratulating Westbrook on his MVP win.
“I was the one who taught you to play basketball,” Swift joked in the video, which shows her rocking a curly updo with bangs and casual white sweater. “I remember the first time you beat me at basketball. I was very upset, and you said... ‘You just have to shake it off.’”
Westbrook earned his first league MVP honors this year after a historic season, in which he averaged a triple-double, becoming the second player in NBA history to do so, after Oscar Robertson in 1962 . He beat out reigning two-time MVP Steph Curry, as well as James Harden, LeBron James and Kawhi Leanard for the honor, earning 69 of 100 first-place votes.