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Taylor Swift credits NBA MVP Russell Westbrook for 'Shake It Off' in joke video

Swift loves the Oklahoma City Thunder star

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She’s back. Sort of. Appearing on Twitter for only the 10th time in 2017 — and only second time since January — Taylor Swift praised Oklahoma City Thunder star Russell Westbrook in a video posted to the Thunder Twitter account shortly after Westbrook was named NBA MVP.

“Ah, Russell. It’s Taylor. Remember? I was the one who taught you basketball. I was the one who taught you to dribble. To shoot hoops, y’know? And 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 got an idea,” Swift joked in the video, before admitting she didn’t actually know Westbrook. “So, essentially, we have to thank each other for these careers. Obviously. So that’s why I’m part of your congratulations video because we go back, what? 20 years. Actually, we’ve never met and that’s a fake story but I wish that were the truth.”

She added, “You are amazing, you are the MVP, and I’m so happy for you. Sending you the biggest hug ever.”

Swift has kept a low profile in 2017 so far, though she made headlines earlier this month without saying a word after re-releasing her music to streaming services the same night Katy Perry dropped her new album, Witness.

Westbrook was crowned NBA MVP during a ceremony hosted by Drake.