Oklahoma City gave Russell Westbrook a big congratulations the day after he won the MVP award following his record-breaking season.
The Thunder had billboards put up “all over town” with messages such as “has a good guy complex” and “is all about family.”
Additionally, a bank placed an enormous banner on its building.
During his emotional MVP speech, Westbrook made sure to thank not only his fans all over the world, but also the fans in OKC. He said:
“I want to give a special thanks to all the fans in Oklahoma City. You guys have been riding with me since day one. You guys have been riding with me through good games, bad games, always there lifting me up, and I’m just so thankful for all the fans there. So thank you guys.”
Plus, the newspapers in Oklahoma City splashed Westbrook across front pages and sports pages.