Washington Wizards point guard Russell Westbrook officially tied Hall of Famer Oscar Robertson on Saturday for the most triple-doubles in NBA history.
After hitting a career 181 triple-double in a 133-132 win over the Indiana Pacers, the 9-time All-Star paid his respects to Robertson for setting the standard. Via Fred Katz of The Athletic:
“I just want to thank him, because he set the stage,” Westbrook said.
Obviously, Russell Westbrook has a lot of admiration for Robertson for paving the way for guards to dominate the boards.
When asked what made him have a knack for devouring boards, Westbrook gave a fairly simple answer as to why.
“I dont know. I’m just going to look for it ”, his answer to the question.
Russell Westbrook is undoubtedly going to break the record, and likely will in the next game for the Wizards, especially with Bradley Beal potentially missing a game or two with his hamstring injured.
Obviously, he can still score points on any night and can dish out assists with the best of them with the way he always searches for his teammates.
But his relentlessness on the glass, despite playing point guard, is what makes him one of the most unique players in NBA history. (GG) (Fielding)