Russell Westbrook made history again on Monday night against the Atlanta Hawks as he became the all-time triple-doubles leader, breaking legend Oscar Robertson’s record.
The 32-year old is averaging 22 PPG, 11.6 RPG, and 11.6 APG, which marks his 4th season averaging a triple-double.
Westbrook earlier this year surpassed legend Wilt Chamberlain’s record for the most triple-doubles in a month. However, he seems to have a knack for breaking records.
With 8:30 remaining in the 4th quarter, Russell Westbrook notched his 182nd career triple-double to surpass Oscar Robertson. Unfortunately, he was unable to help his team secure the win as the Wizards lost a nail-biting encounter 125-124.
Post-game, the all time triple-doubles leader took the time to appreciate himself and those who came before him.
“Normally, I don’t like to pat myself on the back but tonight, I will just because I’m so grateful for the ones before me,” Westbrook said
Following last night’s game, Westbrook now has 36 triple-doubles in the season with 3 games still left from the 72-game season.
“Every night I try to do things that people say can’t be done or I can’t do it. My motto is ‘Why Not?’ and that’s how I live. That’s how I think,” Westbrook said
The Wizards are currently in 10th seed heading towards the play-in tournament.
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