From a music MVP to an NBA MVP.
Taylor Swift broke her media silence by appearing in a video online to congratulate Russell Westbrook on winning the NBA’s Most Valuable Player award.
While Taylor has never actually met the history-making Oklahoma City Thunder point guard, she cheekily recalled a “fake story” of when the two played basketball together.
“I remember the first time you beat me at basketball and I was very upset and you said, if you remember correctly, you said, ‘You just have to shake it off,’” Taylor joked. “So essentially we have each other to thank for these careers, obviously. So that’s why I'm a part of your congratulations video because we go back, what, twenty years—actually that’s a fake story and I wish it were the truth.”
Russell, who accepted his award Monday (6/26) during the NBA’s end-of-season awards show, has long given Taylor love on social media, even attending her concerts and posting videos of himself singing the megastar’s biggest hits.
Russell Westbrook from OKC Thunder jammin' to 'We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together' on his snapchat today! pic.twitter.com/akuLXAdW1v— Taylor Swift News (@TSwiftNZ) August 26, 2016
Russell earned 69 of the 101 first-place votes to nab the MVP honor for the 2016-2017 season.