Mar 16, 2017; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook (0) celebrates after scoring a three-pointer against the Toronto Raptors at Air Canada Centre.  Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports

The campaign for the NBA’s Most Valuable Player award is well and truly underway.

Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey tweeted a comment Saturday in support of James Harden — a comment that rather obviously doubles as shade at Russell Westbrook.

Westbrook could put together a 30-10-10 season, which is driving his MVP candidacy. Morey is pretty clearly trying to pump up his own player’s credentials with this tweet.

The problem? Westbrook is only 46 assists away from joining Harden in that category, so Morey might not be able to claim this as evidence much longer.

Now we’ll see if Westbrook himself sees fit to respond to Morey the same way he responded to the last guy who voiced his support for Harden.

This article first appeared on Larry Brown Sports and was syndicated with permission.

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