Taylor Swift Breaks Months of Silence to Congratulate Russell Westbrook on Winning NBA MVP, Because He Once Told Her to “Shake It Off”

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It’s been months since the world has seen or heard from Taylor Swift, so how the Oklahoma City Thunder got her to make a video for Russell Westbrook, we’ll never know.


Westbrook was awarded the NBA’s top individual honor, the 2016-2017 KIA NBA MVP Award and T. Swift wanted to be a part of the celebration because “they have each other to thank for these careers, we go back 20 years…”

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That MVP feeling!

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Actually, the two have never met, Russ is just a huge Swifty.

Tay’s video was pretty funny and full of stories that never happened, but will likely happen in the future now, “Russell, it’s Taylor. Remember? I was the one who taught you how to play basketball. I was the one who taught you to dribble, to shoot hoops, you know? 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.’ And I had an idea…So, essentially we have each other to thank for these careers! Obviously. So, that’s why I’m part of your congratulations video, because we go back—what?—20 years? We’ve never met, and that’s a fake story, but I wish it were the truth. You’re amazing! You’re the MVP. I’m so happy for you,” she said. “Sending you the biggest hug ever! Congratulations!”

Russ has posted a video or two of himself singing Taylor.