There are a lot of factors that go into becoming an NBA MVP: natural ability, dedication, commitment, training, practice, support, luck, and – most importantly – the tutelage of Taylor Swift.

You might not look at Oklahoma City Thunder playmaker Russell Westbrook‘s career and think “That man owes everything to Tay-Tay.“, but you would be wrong, you fool.

In one of a series of videos congratulating Westbrook for nabbing the 2016-17 NBA MVP title, Swift outlined the many contributions she made in shaping him into the star he is today:

“I was the one who taught you how to play basketball. I was the one who taught you to dribble, to shoot hoops. Y’know.”

As selfless as that may sound of her, it wasn’t a one-way street:

“I remember the first time you beat me at basketball and I was very upset, and you said – if you remember correctly – ‘You just have to shake it off.’, and I got an idea. So essentially we have each other to thank for our careers.”

You really have to hand it to her, not many people have won 10 Grammy awards and coached an NBA player to greatness. What a champ.

Check it out right here:

What a little scamp.

Source and photo: Twitter.