Following a historic season, Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook was named the 2017 NBA MVP. His acceptance speech was extremely emotional and drew a number of reactions from across the Twitterverse. Here are some of our favorites.
Russ is crying. I never thought that was possible. This is amazing.
— Welcome To Loud City (@WTLC) June 27, 2017
russ got my allergies actin up
— boofpak thug ???? (@LILAFRIMANE) June 27, 2017
Yo @russwest44 got the audience slicing invisible onions right now b
— Desus Nice (@desusnice) June 27, 2017
— Dick Vitale (@DickieV) June 27, 2017
Kongratz to my bro Russ!!!!!! Much more than well deserved & he's obviously grateful. A breath of fresh air for me to see such a thing
— Lil Wayne WEEZY F (@LilTunechi) June 27, 2017
Russ's speech just went for a triple-double
— Kenny Ducey (@KennyDucey) June 27, 2017
Can't say enough about Russell Westbrook's speech. Excellent. Like a career's worth of emotion pouring out for everyone to see.
— Erik Horne (@ErikHorneOK) June 27, 2017
That's the @russwest44 that I know! Congrats Bruin Brodie!
— Earl J Watson (@Earl_Watson) June 27, 2017
Russ' speech is why it's stupid to judge character on the court. The man and the persona he carries on the court are polar opposites.
— Bharath Ravindran (@baarthravindran) June 27, 2017
Russ choked up when talking about his parents. Never forget who sacrifices to help make you, you. pic.twitter.com/fty8a5n3cg
— Adam Joseph (@AdamJosephSport) June 27, 2017
That was a great peak into Russ the man
— Marcus Thompson (@ThompsonScribe) June 27, 2017
This is so unexpected. Sentimental Russ forever and ever
— Candace Buckner (@CandaceDBuckner) June 27, 2017
— C Drizzel (@thechasechester) June 27, 2017