Wes Unseld may have already recorded a perfect shooting triple-double before Russell Westbrook
Although it was reported that Russell Westbrook became the first player in NBA history to record a triple-double without missing any shot, another player may have already achieved that feat 47 years ago.
Apparently, former league MVP and Hall-of-Famer Wes Unseld also went perfect from the field and free-throw line back in March 20, 1970. He even had a more impressive performance than the Oklahoma City Thunder point guard as he attempted seven shots from the field, one more than Westbrook.
— Justin Kubatko (@jkubatko) March 23, 2017
It may be unofficial yet, but if it turns out to be a legitimate, Westbrook will only be the second player in league history to achieve it. That may turn out to be the case, but he still deserves a lot of credit, as it’s still a very unique achievement. Another consolation he’ll have, is being in the same company as Unseld, who is widely considered one of most dominant players ever.
On Wednesday night against the Philadelphia 76ers, the 28-year-old UCLA product notched his 35th triple-double of the season and made 6/6 field goals and free throws. He is also closing in on having a double digit average in points, rebounds and assists for the entire regular season, which was last done by Oscar Robertson back in 1961-1962.