Russell Westbrook is one step closer to having the single-season triple-double record all for himself.
On Tuesday against the Milwaukee Bucks. Westbrook nabbed his 41st triple-double of the season. There is only one other player in NBA history who has reached 41 in a season. Oscar Robertson did that in the 1961-62 season as a member of the Cincinnati Royals.
With five games remaining in the NBA season for the Oklahoma City Thunder, Westbrook eclipsing the Big O’s record seems inevitable. Westbrook is already the favorite to win NBA MVP this season, and breaking Robertson’s 55-year-old record will only reinforce that.
How Westbrook is earning these triple-doubles is as impressive. Late in March, Westbrook scored the most points in a triple-double as he led the Thunder to a comeback victory over the Orlando Magic.