On Sunday (March 26), Oklahoma City Thunder's Russell Westbrook was trolled by the Houston Rockets after James Harden and company delivered a 137-125 victory at the Toyota Center.
All year, Westbrook and Harden have been in a contentious battle for the NBA's MVP Award. After Harden's Rockets trounced the Thunder, bringing their win total to 51 (ten more than Oklahoma City), Houston's Twitter account had some fun with Westbrook after his team's loss.
They cleverly flipped a Drake More Life meme with James Harden's face on the cover. The title read "More Wins." The lower caption downplayed Westbrook's prolific triple-double amount. "Triple doubles are just a number," it read. Westbrook notched another triple-double in the loss as he finished with 39 points, 13 assists, and 11 rebounds.
Though he wasn't in the best mood after the defeat, Westbrook did have a reason to smile before tip-off. After Kendrick Lamar rocked social media with "The Heart Part 4" on Friday (March 24), the OKC star gushed about being name-dropped on the record during an interview with ESPN.
"Yeah, K. Dot's my man," he said. "He's representing the West Coat so I love him. I'm surprised. I'm happy. You know whenever you hear your name in a song, I feel like I made it. Especially from my man."
On "The Heart Part 4," Lamar compared himself to the perennial All-Star. "Tables turned, lesson learned, my best look/ You jumped sides on me, now you 'bout to meet Westbrook," he rapped.
Check out the meme and Westbrook's interview below.
An #MVP performance by @JHarden13 today. pic.twitter.com/208UKAbd6k
- Houston Rockets (@HoustonRockets) March 26, 2017
Russell Westbrook on getting name checked in Kendrick Lamar's new song: pic.twitter.com/9I5cDtuBre
- Royce Young (@royceyoung) March 25, 2017