Russell Westbrook earned kudos from Michael Jordan and former Oklahoma City Thunder teammate Kevin Durant after being honored with his first league MVP trophy at the NBA Awards show.
In a letter signed by Jordan and posted in an Instagram story on his Nike brand’s account, the Hall of Famer and Charlotte Hornets owner told Westbrook he also won his first MVP award before winning a championship. Durant congratulated Westbrook in a comment on his YouTube channel page. “Huge congrats to Russell Westbrook on MVP, that boy went out there and was a created player on 2k all year, F—in balled out,” the Golden State Warriors star wrote. “Gotta respect it!”
Paul Millsap (Wrist) Could Miss Up to Three Months
Denver Nuggets forward Paul Millsap could miss three months due to surgery to repair a torn ligament in his left wrist, league sources tell ESPN.
The All-Star forward suffered the injury in the second quarter of the Nuggets’ 127-109 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday.
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN
Bucks’ Teletovic Out Four Weeks After Undergoing Surgery
Injuries are thinning the Milwaukee Bucks’ frontcourt as they begin a Western Conference road trip.
The team said forward Mirza Teletovic is expected to miss four weeks following arthroscopic surgery on Tuesday to repair cartilage in his left knee. He has missed the past six games.
Source: The Associated Press on ESPN
LaVar Ball Says Lakers Coaching is Too ‘Soft’ on Lonzo
LaVar Ball told Bleacher Report that the Los Angeles Lakers’ staff should take a specific approach to coaching his son, Lonzo: Be tougher on him.
“They’re soft. They don’t know how to coach my son,” Ball told the website during a recent interview. “I know how to coach him. I tell him to go get the victory. Stop messing around.” LaVar Ball said he does not take issue with the job Lakers coach Luke Walton has done during the team’s 7-10 start to the season.