It was long thought to be a record that would stand forever, but Russell Westbrook had other ideas.
In tonight’s historic showdown with the Atlanta Hawks, Westbrook collected his 182nd career triple-double to break Oscar Robertson’s famous record which lasted 47 years.
To celebrate this remarkable occasion, we have compiled just about every other eye-popping Westbrook stat and record from this season and throughout his career.
Let’s jump straight into it:
- Broke Oscar Robertson’s record with 100 fewer games played and while playing in an era with approximately 12 less possessions per game.
- Most triple-doubles in a single season with 42.
- Most consecutive games with a triple-double (11).
- Most 50-point triple-doubles in a single season (3).
- Second all-timefor points scored in a triple-double game (57).
- Only player to ever average a triple-double throughout three consecutive seasons.
- Only player in NBA historyto record a triple-double on perfect field goal and free-throw shooting.
- Only player in NBA historyto record at least five consecutive 30-point triple-doubles in a season.
- Only player in NBA historyto record at least 50 points, 10 rebounds, and 10 assists three times in a single season.
- Only player to ever win the scoring title, MVP award, and average a triple-double in the same season.
- Only player to ever win consecutive All-Star MVPs, without sharing either.
- Only 10 players have ever notched more than 35 career triple-doubles. Westbrook reached that number in one season.
- Has more triple-doubles than Luka Doncic, Nikola Jokic, James Harden and Giannis Antetokounmpo combined.
- Holds the record for most wins with a triple-double, breaking Oscar Robertson’s 131-game record on April 29.
- Only player to have multiple seasons with 30+ triple doubles, with this season being his third. Oscar Robertson and Wilt Chamberlain have one each.
- Most 20+ assist triple doubles in NBA history (5), surpassing Magic Johnson and Rajon Rondo earlier this season.
- First player in NBA history with multiple 20-rebound, 20-assist career games. Only one other player has recorded a 20-rebound, 20-assist game: Wilt Chamberlain, who recorded one in 1968.
- 137-45 record when notching a triple-double (75% win percentage).
- First player to ever record a 35 point, 20 assist triple-double.
- First player to ever record 50 rebounds and 50 assists across a three-game stretch.
- Leads the league this season in total assists (700) and assists per game (11.5).
- Leads the league this season in total rebounds (705) and rebounds per game (11.6) among non-big men.
- Has a triple double in 22 of his past 26 games this season.
- Averaging a career-high in assists (11.5) and rebounds (11.6) this season at age 32.
- Averaging 23.4 PPG 16.4 RPG 18.8 APG over his last five games.
- Fifth in clutch scoring, third in clutch rebounds and first in clutch assists this season.
- Second-best field goal percentage among this season’s top 10 clutch scorers.
- First player to ever have 25 or more triple-doubles in 4 different seasons.
- Set career-high for rebounds (21) and tied his career-high in assists (24) in the same game (May 3, 2021).
How was that for a gluttonous statistical binge?
And just for fun, here are Westbrook’s best triple-doubles ever:
- 57 PTS, 13 REB, 11 AST (2016-17)
- 51 PTS, 13 REB, 10 AST (2016-17)
- 50 PTS, 16 REB 10 AST (2016-17)
- 49 PTS, 15 REB, 10 AST (2014-15)
- 45 PTS, 11 REB, 11 AST (2016-17)
- 33 PTS, 19 REB, 15 AST (2020-21)
- 20 PTS, 20 REB, 21 AST (2018-19)
- 14 PTS, 21 REB, 24 AST (2020-21)
- 24 PTS, 13 REB, 24 AST (2018-19)
- 35 PTS, 14 REB, 21 AST (2020-21)
- 28 PTS, 13 REB, 21 AST (2020-21)
This dude really just can’t get enough can he?
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