Oklahoma Thunder player registers 100 triple-doubles
Until now, only three players in the history of the NBA could make the claim of achieving over 100 triple-doubles on the court. Magic Johnson reached 138, Oscar Robertson got all the way to 181 and Jason Kidd had 107. Now, Oklahoma Thunder's Russell Westbrook has joined the exclusive club.
A triple-double is the result of double-digit totals in three of five statistical categories, including assists, points, blocks, steals, and rebounds. Westbrook's defensive rebound in a game against the Atlanta Hawks last night gave him the last component he needed to make his mark on basketball. On the year, the point guard has racked up 32 more triple-doubles than his closest competitor, LeBron James. Russell now has a total of 21 so far this season. Last year he set the single-season record with 42, breaking the previous record by Robertson that stood for 55 years.
Westbrook is a seven-time NBA All-Star player and has won the All-Star MVP award twice, coming in 2015 and 2016. He led the league in scoring for both the 2014-2015 and the 2016-2017 seasons and was named the 2016-2017 NBA MVP.
After finishing college at UCLA, Westbrook was picked up the Seattle SuperSonics, only to move to Oklahoma six days later and has been with the team since. This season, he averages 25.2 points per game, with 9.6 rebound and 10.1 assists.