Mark Cuban on Russell Westbrook: Not in MVP Race

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Russell Westbrook’s historic production this season hasn’t changed Mark Cuban’s stance that the Oklahoma City Thunder point guard falls short of superstar status, an opinion Cuban originally stated just before Westbrook went off for 36 points, 12 rebounds and nine assists in a first-round Game 5 that ended Dallas’ 2016 postseason.

Cuban said Sunday that the MVP battle is a “toss-up” between Houston’s James Harden and Cleveland’s LeBron James, with San Antonio’s Kawhi Leonard also deserving of mention in the conversation. Where is Westbrook in the mix? “He’s not,” Cuban said while going through his pregame exercise routine ahead of Dallas’ 104-89 win over OKC.

Source: Tim MacMahon of ESPN

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