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Allen Iverson is on Group Russ.

Whereas in Oklahoma over the weekend for the BIG3’s cease on the BOK Middle, the Corridor of Fame guard was requested about Thunder celebrity Russell Westbrook.

“Unimaginable,” Iverson stated, in accordance with Erik Horne of The Oklahoman. “He is my favourite participant within the league. I’ve lots of respect and admiration for the man. I feel the MVP was properly deserved. I referred to as it early within the season. It was an epic second for us followers.”

Westbrook was named the NBA’s Most Priceless Participant in 2016-17 after snatching Oscar Robertson’s triple-double crown and turning into the primary participant in fifty five years to common a visit-double over a whole marketing campaign.

“I feel it is one thing that we might not see once more for years to return,” stated Iverson, who earned MVP honors in 2001. “It is one thing that we thought may by no means occur. I did not ever assume it will occur on this degree, in order that tells you what sort of participant he’s and the way nice he’s.”

The All-NBA level guard led the league in scoring with 31.6 factors per recreation to go together with 10.7 rebounds and 10.four assists, single-handedly carrying the Thunder to the playoffs. It was his takeover season, after co-star Kevin Durant‘s departure to the Golden State Warriors.

Westbrook is embracing OKC as his house and has acquired MVP love regionally this previous week at each his basketball camp and the BIG3 recreation. Iverson, who’s serving because the captain and participant-coach of three’s Firm, appreciates the 28-yr-previous’s help.

It isn’t the primary time The Reply has heaped reward on the Trend King, having beforehand referred to as himself “the most important Westbrook fan” and drawn comparisons between their effort and coronary heart.