Russell Westbrook says we will have to wait for at least 50 years to see his triple double record be broken by somebody else.
Russell Westbrook entered this 2020-21 NBA season with nearly the entirety of the NBA community turning their back on him. Regardless of the numbers he put up on the OKC Thunder or the Houston Rockets, fans and critics alike claimed it meant nothing without a championship. However, as this season has progressed, these same critics have started to come around on Russ.
Brodie has found an immense amount of success on the Washington Wizards alongside fellow superstar Bradley Beal, in terms of individual statistics. Perhaps if their team was not ravaged with injuries and absences due to health and safety protocols, the Wizards would be a much higher seed than they currently are.
In terms of individual statistics, Russell Westbrook has had one of his greatest yet, as he is averaging a triple double on the season yet again, for the 4th start year. With averages of 22 points, 11 assists, and 11 rebounds a night, he has recorded 35 triple doubles this season.
Russell Westbrook believes no one will be able to break his triple double record for at least another 50 years.
In a losing effort against the Atlanta Hawks, Russell Westbrook led the shorthanded Wizards to a 16 point comeback in the 4th quarter, but fell short of just 1 point. The loss didn’t go in vain however as the 2017 MVP made history by crossing Oscar Robertson in total career triple doubles with 182.
Legends such as the Big O and Magic Johnson have commended Russ on the accomplishment, claiming he deserves much more love and respect for the near-Herculean feats he’s been achieving on NBA hardwood
Following the game, Russell Westbrook was asked if he believes anybody will be able to catch his record in the future. He confidently replied with, “I’m not sure. I guess we’ll have to see in another 50 years.”
Russell Westbrook on if the triple-doubles record will be broken again: “I guess we’ll see in another 50 years or so. I don’t know.”
— Chase Hughes (@ChaseHughesNBCS) May 11, 2021
With the former Rocket being merely in his early 30s, and showing no signs of slowing down, it seems as though he’ll go well past the 182nd mark on the triple doubles list.