It was only a matter of time.
Russell Westbrook has officially etched his name in the NBA record books on Monday night after recording his 182 triple-double. He has now surpassed Oscar Robertson as the all-time NBA leader in triple-doubles, a record that held for 47 years.
47 years later, Russell Westbrook has done the impossible.
— Washington Wizards (@WashWizards) May 11, 2021
Russell Westbrook stands alone 👏
Here's the moment they announced his triple-double record in the arena. pic.twitter.com/5MolSnlRsb
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) May 11, 2021
Westbrook, 32, has been on track to break this record for quite some time, but that doesn’t make the achievement any less astonishing. Notable playoff record aside, Westbrook will go down as one of the most versatile and athletic point guards in NBA history. He is averaging 22.0 points, 11.6 rebounds, and 11.5 assists this season.
Cheers to you, Russ.