LAWTON, OK (KSWO) - The Lawton mural of Oklahoma City Thunder superstar Russell Westbrook was updated to celebrates his 2017 NBA MVP award.
Artist Robert Peterson added “2017 MVP” to the mural Wednesday afternoon, noting that the inscription finally made the mural complete.
"I just wanted to do something for my town, for my city,” he said. “I felt like this is something that would attract some people to Lawton and give Lawton something to be proud of."
" I was actually featured on NBA.com and the Thunder's website. I was their top story for a full day so that was pretty cool,” he said. “I was told that the video I made of me painting it was played during one of the playoff games. I've had a writeup on TMZ and over 500 thousand views of the original video."
Peterson said he still hopes to have Westbrook come to Lawton to see the mural.