NBA players are without a doubt the biggest fans of attending fashion week, when they can get away from the basketball court. And now that the season is over, they've got time to fly to Europe for the men's shows. This season, Russell Westbrook, a star player for the Oklahoma City Thunder, was impossible to miss sitting front row at shows like Louis Vuitton and Dior. Westbrook, a California native who is known for his sideline dance moves, has attended fashion weeks before in New York, Milan, and Paris, and each season he ups his game in terms of street style. Last week, for example, he took some risks in a Sacai jumpsuit (not to be confused with a RompHim), wide-leg Dior pants, and a Saint Laurent
Russell Westbrook or James Harden for the 2017 NBA MVP? On Monday night Westbrook, the Oklahoma City Thunder star, took home the Maurice Podoloff Trophy, earning him the right to be called the league’s most valuable player for the 2016-17 NBA season. The MVP debate raged on the entire regular season, but the Oklahoma City Thunder star hit new heights in 2016-17, averaging a triple-double for the entire season, a feat not seen since 1962 when Oscar Robertson did it.
Warriors season review: player after the team’s championship run. Last summer, when he signed with Golden State after eight seasons with Oklahoma City, Kevin Durant quickly learned that he had made himself a target by putting his personal interests first. Thunder fans burned his jersey, wrote “coward” on the “For Sale” sign outside his house and questioned his character. Even outside Oklahoma City, a player long considered one of the NBA’s most likable superstars was vilified. In those early months with Golden State, seldom did a day pass without an ESPN pundit deriding his decision. Though he missed five weeks in the second half of the regular season with a left knee injury, Durant was arguably the Warriors’ most consistent player when healthy. Durant finished as Golden State’s leader in scoring and free throws made and attempted He was second in rebounds, blocks and three-point field goals, and third in assists. In the playoffs, he was downright dominant. Durant is expected to decline his player option for next season and become an unrestricted free agent on Saturday before re-signing with the Warriors. The likeliest scenario has Durant signing another two-year deal with a player option in the second year to make himself eligible for another one-plus-one contract in 2018 starting at roughly $35.7 million. By waiting to sign his long-term extension and taking almost $4 million less than his maximum for next season, Durant would enable the Warriors to potentially use their Bird rights to re-sign free agents such as Andre Iguodala and Shaun Livingston for deals that more closely align with their free-agent values. Connor Letourneau is a San Francisco Chronicle staff writer. 2016-17 statistics: 25.1 points, 4.8 assists and 8.3 rebounds in 33.4 minutes per game