Wizards star Russell Westbrook hunting wild assist record from Jazz icon John Stockton himself
The NBA has been buzzing over Russell Westbrook’s box score blow-ups in recent weeks. The Washington Wizards star already eclipsed legend Oscar Robertson’s seemingly unbreakable triple-double record.
Westbrook is already building his lead over the rest of the NBA, as the Brodie notched his 183rd triple-double against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday night. His final stat line was straight up mind-boggling, but just seems par for the course for the Wizards guard nowadays: 22 points, 12 rebounds, and a whopping 17 assists.
That massive assist total continues the Wizards guard’s epic run of games with 15 or more assists, stretching that streak to seven straight contests. That mark places him in the history books with the second longest streak in NBA history.
Russell Westbrook has 7 straight games with 15+ assists.
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) May 15, 2021
To get past John Stockton, Westbrook would have to nearly double his current streak and finish with 13 in a row. Possible? Yes. Easy? Definitely not. The Wizards definitely hope Russ can tally another huge assist night in their final game of the season, as their matchup with the Charlotte Hornets could push them as high as the 8th seed.
The degree of difficulty in chasing that record is a testament to how great the Utah Jazz icon John Stockton was. Just as it seems like nobody would ever pass Russell Westbrook for the most triple-doubles ever, John Stockton’s all-time assist record will probably stand the test of time in NBA history.
But just maybe Russell Westbrook could steal this one record away from Stockton if the cards fall the right way for the Wizards star.