Thunder star Russell Westbrook ties Magic Johnson for 2nd-most triple-doubles in NBA history
Oklahoma City Thunder superstar point guard Russell Westbrook has tied Los Angeles Lakers legend Magic Johnson for the second-most triple-doubles in NBA history.
Westbrook and Johnson have 138 triple-doubles in their NBA careers. Oscar Robertson has the most triple-doubles in NBA history with 181.
Russell Westbrook finishes the season with a triple-double, his 34th of the season.That’s the third most ever behind Oscar Robertson (41) and himself (42). It also ties Magic Johnson for the second-most all-time (138).
— Royce Young (@royceyoung) April 11, 2019
Russell Westbrook has averaged a triple-double three seasons in a row now. The Thunder star is really a once-in-a-generation player and we have to start appreciating him more.
Westbrook is one of the most polarizing players in the league. He was recently voted by his peers as one of the most overrated players in the NBA along with Golden State Warriors power forward Draymond Green.
The fact that other players think averaging a triple-double three years in a row is overrated is mind boggling. Some guys don’t even have one triple-double. Westbrook now has 138.
This is a tremendous accomplishment for Westbrook, as Magic Johnson is universally recognized as the best point guard in NBA history.
The Thunder are locked into the sixth spot in the Western Conference standings. Westbrook and small forward Paul George are looking to lead OKC on a long playoff run this season after they were eliminated in the first round of the 2018 playoffs by the Utah Jazz in six games.