Oklahoma City Thunder’s Russell Westbrook made history last night while breaking a 55-year record.
The MVP frontrunner recorded his 42nd triple double, edging out the record that Oscar Robertson set during the 1961-62 NBA season. Not only did Westbrook record a 50-point, 16-rebound, 10-assist game, but he also knocked down a game-winning deep 3 to beat the Denver Nuggets by one point. NBA great Oscar Robertson is happy that someone finally beat his record and even penned a piece for The Undefeated about the historic moment.
“I could not be happier for him. Congratulations to Russell Westbrook on a magnificent season!” Robertson wrote.
He goes on to say that Westbrook has his vote for this years MVP, with James Harden, LeBron James, and Kawhi Leonard not far behind.
Robertson’s top 3 reasons why Westbrook deserves this year’s MVP award are:
“1.) He took over the offense for the Oklahoma City Thunder after Kevin Durant’s blockbuster departure for the Golden State Warriors as a free agent changed the team’s composition.
2.) This season, he beats any other guard in a head-to-head matchup.
3.) Most important, he should be rewarded for his outstanding play this season and his career-making individual accomplishments.”
While Westbrook and the Thunder are set to play in the playoffs, many just how deep of a run they’ll be able to make. Westbrook will continue to break records as the only superstar on his team, the one thing Robertson has that Brodie has achieved yet is an NBA Championship.