Russell Westbrook moved past Oscar Robertson and kept right on going to the top of the NBA.
With his sixth assist against the Phoenix Suns on Friday night, Oklahoma City Thunder star Russell Westbrook became the first player since Oscar Robertson in 1961-62 to average a triple-double over an entire season.
This NBA season has a chance to be truly historic. And no, it’s not because of that superteam with the potential to rip off a 50-game winning streak, or because LeBron James appears headed to a seventh-consecutive trip to the NBA Finals. It could be one of the most historic seasons because five records are potentially in jeopardy this year—several of which may not have even been on your radar.
It’s been almost a month now since Kevin Durant decided to leave the Thunder to sign with the Warriors, and Russell Westbrook is still yet to do an interview to talk about how he feels about KD leaving. It’s safe to say that he’s probably not real happy about it, but you would think the OKC star would have said something by now. He played with KD for almost a decade, so he must be feeling some type of way at the moment.
Only 43 games into his rookie season, we’ve learned that Kristaps Porzingis can light up opponents just as easily as he can light up a cash register.