Oklahoma is the only state that voted for Russell Westbrook to be crowned NBA MVP this year, while the rest of the country went with Stephen Curry in the majority.
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ESPN Sportsnation conducted the poll on Wednesday, asking fans from their top four choice of Westbrook, Curry, James Harden and LeBron James, who deserved the MVP award the most?
The results came in on Thursday, and while it is worth noting the small sample size of 26,944 votes, there was an interesting aspect of the figures.
Curry has led the Golden State Warriors to the best record in the NBA this season and rightfully received the majority of the votes, even in Texas where he was chosen over Houston Rockets guard Harden.
Even Ohio, home of James, went with Curry, however that wasn’t the case in Oklahoma as the Sooner State stood by their point guard and voted for Westbrook to win the crown.
The explosive point guard has 10 triple-doubles this season and has carried OKC without the injured pair of Kevin Durant and Serge Ibaka in recent weeks.
However, it is widely acknowledged that he may not have done enough across the entire season to have surpassed Curry and Harden in the voting. Nevertheless, it remains the most intriguing and closely fought MVP race in many years.
Meanwhile, there were 9,479 votes from international fans, with Curry receiving 61 percent of their votes while Westbrook came in second with 20 percent as LeBron finished in fourth spot with just 6 percent of the votes.