Russell Westbrook and the Oklahoma City Thunder may have been knocked out of the playoffs in the first round, but the star point guard's historic regular season has earned him the NBA MVP award. Following the announcement, pop star Taylor Swift delivered a special congratulatory message, where she reminisced over teaching Westbrook everything he knew about how to "shoot hoops" and "dribble."
Swift also recounted how she felt the first time Westbrook ever beat her at basketball. While initially it may have been demoralizing, the future MVP told her that she just had to "shake it off." And so, it seems that Russell Westbrook and Taylor Swift have each other to thank for some pretty great achievements: Swift's single, "Shake It Off," earned multiple Grammy Award nominations.
OK, obviously, the congratulatory message was completely fake — there is absolutely no available evidence that Westbrook has ever beaten Taylor Swift at basketball. But still, the MVP can look back fondly on a season where, despite losing Kevin Durant to the Golden State Warriors, he became only the second player in NBA history to average a triple-double over an entire season.
Check out Taylor Swift's video below: