Jason Kidd congratulates Thunder’s Russell Westbrook for tying him on all-time triple-doubles list
Russell Westbrook is adding to his triple-double mark at a rapid rate. He just tied Hall of Famer Jason Kidd on the all-time list with 107. Kidd took to Twitter to congratulate Westbrook on the accomplishment and predict Westbrook’s continued dominance. Westbrook is 31 triple-doubles behind Magic Johnson on the all-time list. Further down the line, Westbrook could catch the all-time leader: Oscar Robertson.
Congratulations to @russwest44 for tying my mark for third on the @NBA’s all-time triple-double list. Magic and The Big O are about to have company! #RecordsAreMadeToBeBroken #TBT pic.twitter.com/bdb3IWT99R
— Jason Kidd (@RealJasonKidd) November 29, 2018
Russell Westbrook is a Hall of Fame talent and Jason Kidd recognizes his greatness. Kidd wasn’t the same type of player that Russ is. He was less about going full throttle at all times. Kidd knew how to pick his spots and was one of the most gifted passers in the history of the sport.
Westbrook catches a lot of heat for recording triple-doubles, which seems like lunacy. He is branded with a reputation as a stat chaser, but while it isn’t crazy to see him soar over a teammate for a board, he’s still an incredible player. Only Westbrook haters would figure out a way to diminish his accomplishment.
Russ is one of the best point guards in the league. He has his weaknesses, of course. He’s not the most engaged defender and is a very streaky shooter. But he does so many things to help his team win. During his MVP season, he broke Oscar Robertson’s record of 41 triple-doubles in a season.
Russell Westbrook is not a perfect player by any stretch of the imagination, but he’s setting incredible records so he must be doing something right.