Mountain Dew Unveils the “Assists by Russ” Messenger Bot ayanarashed July 16, 2017 source sports 2 Russell Westbrook is coming off his best season in the NBA thus far and fresh off winning Best Male Athlete at the 2017 ESPY Awards. In celebration, Mountain Dew is revealing the “assist from Russ” messenger bot. This installation gives fans an opportunity to get an up close and personal look at the NBA MVP. You can check out scripted AI conversations. 200 unique responses that range from his outtake on style, art and fashion. You will also have a chance to view his 2016-2017 NBA statistics and his 42 triple double performances. If you want to check out the bot, you may here.