Video: Oscar Robertson gives his ultimate endorsement of Russell Westbrook’s historic season
The All-Star floor general passed Robertson for the most triple-doubles in a season, notching his 42nd against the Denver Nuggets in spectacular fashion. Westbrook had also become the first since Robertson (1961-62) to average a triple-double for a season earlier last week.
“When Russell was on this journey, I just felt I had to be here,” Robertson said to the crowd of Chesapeake Energy Arena. “I think that what he has done has been historic in nature. He’s played with passion and pride, and it really is outstanding what he’s done and the way he did it.”
“You should really be proud of him because of his accomplishments.”
"What he has done has been historic in nature."
— NBA TV (@NBATV) April 13, 2017
“The Big O” congratulated Westbrook once again before going on a chant for MVP followed by raving cheers from the home crowd.
“I appreciate everything you’ve done for the game of basketball,” Westbrook told Robertson. “You paved the way for guys like myself and other guys in the league, so thank you for that.”
The MVP frontrunner went on to thank his teammates, coaches, and the fans who have supported him all season long. He’s in line for yet another triple-double outing with five points, five rebounds, and eight assists at the half of his last regular season game against the Nuggets.