Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook is having one of the most incredible seasons in NBA history. On Tuesday, the 28-year-old MVP candidate tied Oscar Robertson’s NBA record with his 41st triple-double.
The basketball world knew Westbrook would have a big season, but no one predicted he would break a record that has stood since the 1961-62 season—no one, that is, except Los Angeles Clippers point guard Austin Rivers.
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On July 4, 2016, the same day that Kevin Durant decided to take his talents to the Golden State Warriors, Rivers tweeted that Westbrook would be a triple-double machine and possibly “go Oscar next year.”
With only four games left for OKC, “The Brodie” is averaging 31.8 points, 10.7 rebounds and 10.4 assists per game. With the NBA MVP race closer than ever, averaging a triple-double would definitely help Westbrook’s case. The 6-time All-Star only needs one more stat-stuffed game to be crowned the triple-double king.
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