Washington Wizard’s point guard Russel Westbrook now has the most triple-doubles in National Basketball Association (NBA) history.
Westbrook tied Oscar Robertson’s record of 181 last Saturday night in a win against the Indiana Pacers. In an interview early in his career Jason Kidd, the fourth-place record holder for most triple-doubles, said Roberston’s record could never be beaten; however, Westbrook officially beat it in tonight’s game in an away loss to the Atlanta Hawks.
The record was first set by Robertson 46 years ago. He was the first to gain such a record, and also have a record of averaging a triple-double every game for an entire season. Westbrook eventually became the second player to do this during his 2016-2017 season.
Westbrook has had an exceptional season this year, not only beating the triple-double record but also by having the most double-doubles in the NBA, which he also beat this season. In addition to these accomplishments, he also earned his 8000th career assist in tonight’s game, being the twelfth NBA player to do this.
Despite missing one of their key players and best shooters, Bradley Beal, who was out with an ankle injury, Westbrook and the entire Wizards team played a great game.
Regardless they couldn’t come out on top, losing to the Hawks by just one point. The final score was 125-124.