Russell Westbrook made some pretty prominent history in Wednesday night's Oklahoma City Thunder game against the Brooklyn Nets, even before the team's rapid comeback went down.
The 30-year-old point guard recorded his 108th career triple-double, which puts him at third on the all-time list, passing Hall of Fame point guard Jason Kidd. He now trails only Oscar Robertson and Magic Johnson on the list, as they recorded 181 and 138 triple-doubles respectively.
Russell Westbrook has his 108th career triple-double, passing Jason Kidd for third on the all-time list.— Royce Young (@royceyoung) December 6, 2018
This shows that Westbrook has been a triple-double machine for his whole career. So far this season through 14 games, he is already averaging a near triple-double per game with 22.8 points, 9.8 rebounds and 9.5 assists.
During his MVP year in 2016-17, Westbrook became only the second player in NBA history (behind Robertson) to average a triple-double on the whole season, as he put up 31.6 points, 10.7 rebounds and 10.4 assists per game that season.
Russell Westbrook has passed Jason Kidd for the third most triple-doubles in NBA history. pic.twitter.com/rtP3IgHmaL— NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) December 6, 2018
Westbrook has shown no signs of slowing down since he turned 30, and it would not shock me if he becomes the all-time leader in triple-doubles by the time his playing career is over. Only 73 more to go, Russell!