Then let him just be that: “the guy who stole our hearts this year”. As humans we tend identify with the victim. We were all rooting for Russ after KD left and he succeeded. He had a great individual season. I still think we should separate emotions from the most valuable player award. When you seperate the two Westbrook still makes a strong case, but it’s not as undeniable as Westbrook fans make it out to be.