Wizards superstar Russell Westbrook makes NBA history in the month of April despite all the slander surrounding his name.
The greatness of Russell Westbrook can often be forgotten amid all the chaos. But the fact of the matter is, the 32-year-old is a once-in-a-generation player, whose performances make him a guaranteed hall of famer. In fact, he needs to be in the conversation for superstars who never won an NBA championship.
And after years and years of hating on Westbrook’s attitude and lack of a jumper from beyond the arc, the NBA community is being jolted awake by the player himself.
The Brodie had some incredible performances in April, which have culminated in the player making some serious NBA history. Let’s get into it.
Russell Westbrook becomes the 2nd player in NBA history to record 200 rebounds and 200 assists in a calendar month
Yes, you read that right. 200 rebounds and 200 assists in the month of April. That is astounding to say the least, and has only been replicated by one other player. The great Oscar Robertson.
Robertson also leads all-time, in terms of career triple-doubles. And as we all know, at this point, the triple-double has become Russell Westbrook’s trademark performance.
The Brodie has 2nd most triple-doubles in the history of the NBA. And after recording his 177th triple-double recently, he sits just 5 away from the Big o’s record.
Russell Westbrook is the second player in NBA history with 200 rebounds and 200 assists in a calendar month, joining Oscar Robertson, who did so in Nov. 1961 and Feb . 1962.
Westbrook’s 177th triple-double puts him 5 shy of passing the Big O for most all-time. pic.twitter.com/vTuElZu6tn
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) May 1, 2021
Let’s be honest. Given the pace he is going at right now, the Brodie will quickly pass Oscar Robertson and to become the all-time leader. However, it is scary to think just how many triple-double performances will he have before he finally stops.
Russ’s ability to consistently get triple-doubles has many to feel far more indifferent to it now. However, this needs to be recognized as just how great the player really is, by the NBA community.