Oscar Robertson on sports protests: 'Where are the white athletes?'

Harden should be MVP 'hands down&apos, says World Peace

Harden should be MVP 'hands down&apos, says World Peace

SANTA MONICA, Calif. - With Kareem Abdul-Jabbar sitting nearby and Bill Russell also at the NBA Awards show, NBA legend Oscar Robertson said he is happy to see LeBron James take an active stance on today's societal issues but called on white athletes to do the same.

After finishing second in voting twice, James Harden finally won his first NBA MVP award on Monday night. He beat out New Orleans' Anthony Davis and Philadelphia's Joel Embiid to join Mark Eaton as the second Jazzman in franchise history to win the award.

The 6-foot-5 guard also posted the first 60-point triple-double performance in National Basketball Association history - 60 points, 11 assists, and 10 rebounds against the Orlando Magic. Throughout the regular season, he proved to be the most dominant scorer in the league and also happened to play on the best team. That effort earned him consideration for the award. Many felt Harden should have won both years, but last year's was especially questionable considering how a triple-double narrative overshadowed Harden's individual and team success. All glory to God.

English bulldog wins title of World's Ugliest Dog
Last year's victor , a delightfully floppy and seemingly half-melted Neapolitan Mastiff named Martha, didn't compete this year. For almost 30 years, the World's Ugliest Dog (r) Contest has been a testament that the pedigree does not define the pet.

Rockets fans have to love how Harden ended his speech.

"I'm not going to get emotional but she is my backbone, good times, bad times", Harden said while on stage next to his mother.

"Years ago, they [athletes] didn't say anything because they couldn't say anything", the 12-time All-Star and former MVP said.

New Zealand's Ardern first leader to give birth in office since 1990
In the interim, Ardern has passed her duties on to Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters . New Zealand's prime minister has arrived at the hospital to have her first child.

"But the only thing that really bothers me is where are the white athletes when this is happening?" he said backstage.

Harden becomes the third ever Rocket to claim the award following Moses Malone (1979 and 1982) and Hakeem Olajuwon (1994).

He led the league in scoring, 3-pointers and 50-point games with four while helping the Rockets to an NBA-leading 65 wins.

Prince Harry's shock as jockey Frankie Dettori kisses Meghan Markle
And now it seems that all of her time with the royal family has really endeared her to her father-in-law, Prince Charles . Meghan Markle , 36, and Prince Harry , 33, appeared attached at the hip as they stayed close together the day.

Harden's award will undoubtedly cause more debate to occur in the coming days due to James' similarly-incredible campaign.

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