Russell Westbrook has made NBA history.
Earlier: The electrifying Oklahoma City Thunder point guard recorded his 42nd triple-double of the season in this afternoon’s game against the Denver Nuggets.
That breaks the previous record of 41 triple-doubles in a season. set by Oscar Robertson during the 1961-62 campaign. Westbrook had already clinched averaging a triple-double for the season, becoming the first player since The Big O to do that as well.
Here’s the record-breaking assist this afternoon, a drive-and-kick to an open Semaj Christon for a three-pointer. Notice the cheers from the Denver crowd.
Here it is — the assist that gave Russell Westbrook his record-breaking 42nd triple-double pic.twitter.com/2fLdy1WOAl
— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) April 9, 2017
Look, we’re not sure who is going to win the MVP in the NBA this season, but Westbrook’s stat line is crazy impressive.
The guy is truly unlike anything we’ve seen in the modern NBA, and at only 28 years of age, should have a few more seasons of his prime left.
Update: For good measure, Russ hit a game-winner at the buzzer.
— The Crossover (@TheCrossover) April 9, 2017
Yeah, this dude is good.