Russell Westbrook Says New Contract Isn’t on His Mind After Winning MVP

Russell Westbrook, the NBA‘s newly minted Most Valuable Player, isn’t focused on getting a contract extension from the Oklahoma City Thunder after picking up the league’s top individual honor Monday night in New York City.

Brett Dawson of The Oklahoman passed along comments Westbrook made as he prepares to head into the final guaranteed season in his contract.        

“Man, tonight is so important for me, and obviously with the contract and stuff coming up, it’s not really on my mind at the moment honestly,” he said. “I’m just overwhelmed with a tremendous amount of blessings I’ve been able to get to be able to get this award. Man, I’m just thinking about tonight, and then after that, I’ll move on.”

                             

This article will be updated to provide more information on this story as it becomes available.

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