We’ve all heard the news by now. Russell Westbrook won the 2017 NBA MVP Award. He bested Oscar Robertson’s record for triple doubles in a season after an ugly breakup with former Sonics/Thunder co-star Kevin Durant. His revenge year brought out support from another artist who prides herself on ‘winning’ breakups:
To summarize T Swift’s video in one word:
HOWEVA, being the Journalist that I am, I started to dig deeper into the who’s, whats, whens, wheres, whys and hows this video surfaced.
It turns out Westbrook has been a huge fan of Taylor Swift for years. It makes perfect sense that he won the MVP after Kevin Durant left because he was given the “How to Win Your Breakup” playbook years ago.
Instead of moping around without his former friend and co-star, Russell Westbrook took Taylor Swift’s message to heart and told Kevin Durant that he was just another picture to burn.
In 2014 when Kevin Durant won the MVP, Russell Westbrook gave the Maurice Podoloff Trophy the stink eye but then remembered that there literally is a blank space baby on the trophy and they’ll write his name on it if he wins one for himself.
Despite KD’s success in Golden State, Westbrook probably left Durant a voicemail and ended it by saying, “we are never getting back together, like ever.”
I’m not saying that there’s Bad Blood between the Thunder and Durant, but not-so-subtle messages are being thrown out all over the Internet streets.
But at the end of the day, Russ is just trying to increase his #brand, just like his girl T Swift.
They’re a perfect match, in a way. Just two egotistical maniacs trying to perfect their crafts by appealing to different masses. Imagine if these two ever meet up. Imagine if they then BROKE UP. Taylor Swift would be able to unleash fury against every jock stereotype in the book. She’d go platinum with no features s/o J. Cole. Russell Westbrook would be so pissed that he’d average a quadruple double for the season, maybe even a quintuple double if you count turnovers. Their breakup would be both ugly and beneficial, like J Lo & Ben Affleck. J Lo is 47 yet looks about 25 and is now dating A Rod while Ben Affleck is now the Batman married to Jennifer Garner. Wins all across the board.
Taylor Swift and Russell Westbrook, their hearts say You Belong With Me, but their brains say I Knew You Were Trouble When You Walked In.