Stephen Curry believes James Harden is in line to win the prestigious award this year.
Russell Westbrook is not pleased and showed the reigning back-to-back NBA MVP no respect when he responded on Thursday.
"I don't care," Westbrook told reporters. "It don't matter what he says. Who's he?"
Curry joined The Dan Patrick Show on Monday and said, at that point in the season, he would go with Harden.
Patrick: "Who would be your MVP this year?"
Curry: "I'm gonna cop out. You gotta ask me in 16 games when the 82 is over."
Patrick: "How about right now though? If you're not voting for yourself or anybody on your team, just as a basketball fan..."
Curry: "Ummmmm, I'd probably say James (Harden)."
Patrick: "What is it about him that's different from Russell Westbrook as far as value?"
Curry: "Probably not much (in) value. You gotta award the better team I would think, record-wise, as it's kind of gone in the history of the MVP award. So I think James would probably edge him out just off that."
Harden, 27, is averaging 28.9 points, 11.3 assists, 8.0 rebounds, and 36.4 minutes per game this year for the 47-21 Rockets.
Westbrook, 28, is averaging 31.8 points, 10.6 rebounds, 10.3 assists and 34.9 minutes per game this year for the 38-29 Thunder.