Oscar Robertson’s “immortal” triple-double records being broken left and right by one guy
Oscar Robertson is one of the most legendary NBA players of all-time because of his triple-double records that he set left and right. Nobody was ever supposed to come close to breaking his records, but no player was ever supposed to be like Russell Westbrook!
Combining his skill level with his athleticism, we have never seen a player like Russell Westbrook in the NBA before and now in his 13th year in the league, Westbrook has been breaking Robertson’s records left and right, but is closing in on the “big one.”
Westbrook is just 4 triple-doubles behind Oscar Robertson’s record of 181 triple-doubles, which are the most in NBA history and with 8 games left in the Wizards’ season, it is very do-able that Russell Westbrook cements his name in NBA history this year by passing Robertson!
In the month of April, Russell Westbrook recorded 14 triple-doubles, the most in a calendar month in NBA history and earlier in the season, he joined some elite company when he recorded 35 points, 14 rebounds and 21 assists against the Indiana Pacers.
With this performance, Westbrook became the 3rd player in NBA history, at the time, to record 30+ points, 10+ rebounds and 20+ assists in a game, joining the likes of Magic Johnson (1988) and Oscar Robertson (1961). Luka Doncic went on to record his own 30-10-20 game, becoming the 4th player in NBA history to do so.
Westbrook may be disrespected a lot, but there is no denying that he is one of the most dominant players in NBA history and when he sets a new triple-double record, breaking Oscar Robertson’s long held record, he will solidify himself as one of the all-time greatest players in NBA history.