Russell Westbrook Enters The Record Books Again
On Saturday, Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook recorded his third triple-double of the season against the Chicago Bulls. While snagging a triple double seems like another day at the office for Russ, this one in particular has a little bit of significance.
With his 12 point, 13 rebound, and 13 assist stat line, the reigning Kia MVP did something that no one in the league has ever done before – and that was to record a triple-double against every single team in the NBA. Just last year, the 6-foot-3 guard became only the second player in NBA history to finish the regular season with a per game average of a triple double. He even set the single season record for triple doubles with 42 last year.
His team won easily 101-69 against the Bulls and was able to set his name in the record books in only 28 minutes of action. His current season averages are 22.6 points, 9.6 rebounds, and 12 assists a game and is very close to maintaining his triple double average.
If you ask him, he probably doesn’t care about the records unless it’s on the way to getting that highly coveted NBA championship ring. Now with the aid of Carmelo Anthony and Paul George on his team, this could be his best chance since OKC made the finals in 2012.