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Russell Westbrook Isn't in the MVP Conversation. Why not?

The MVP race is entering the home stretch. Giannis Antetokounmpo, James Harden, Kawhi Leonard and Paul George are among the frontrunner's for the NBA's top individual award. Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry are somewhere in the mix.

Russell Westbrook is not. In the words of Westbrook: Why not?

On Saturday, Westbrook racked up 21 points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists in Oklahoma City's win over Houston. It was the ninth straight triple double for Westbrook—tying him with Wilt Chamberlain for the most consecutive. Barring a collapse, Westbrook will average a triple double for the third straight season.