Russell Westbrook: Paul George is the frontrunner for MVP

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Ahead of the 68th NBA All-Star Game this weekend, Oklahoma City Thunder star Russell Westbrook has said that his teammate and fellow All-Star Paul George is the frontrunner for regular season MVP this season.

On this season…

“I just go play the game the right way. I go out and compete every night and leave it on the floor. Whatever happens, happens. Each moment for me is a blessing. Each time I walk in this locker room and see my name up there is a blessing. That’s an unbelievable moment in itself. To be able to just wake up, have a job, have jersey with a name on your back. To me that’s a blessing in itself and something I never even dreamed about as a kid.”

On Paul George’s chances of winning MVP…

“The one thing I always continue to pride myself on is being consistent. And this year, in my opinion, Paul has been very consistent. To be able to do the same thing every night is not easy to do.  I think a lot of people around the world that don’t play basketball, that don’t play sports, don’t understand what it takes to be consistent and get your mind right every night to be able to do something, so for him to do that and stay on the path to do that, he’s definitely the front-runner for my MVP.”