Russell Westbrook receives congratulations after breaking Oscar Robertson’s triple-double record
Russell Westbrook made history on Monday when he broke Oscar Robertson’s record for triple-doubles.
Westbrook snagged a rebound in the fourth quarter of his Wizards’ 125-124 loss to the Atlanta Hawks to give him his 182nd triple-double. He topped Robertson’s previous record of 181 career triple-doubles.
Westbrook had 28 points, 13 rebounds and 21 assists. Here are some highlights:
— NBA (@NBA) May 11, 2021
Westbrook is averaging a triple-double for the fourth time in a season. He is now the triple-double king and was congratulated by many for the feat. Here is a roundup of many of the congratulatory tweets he received.
Wizards teammate Bradley Beal:
— Bradley Beal (@RealDealBeal23) May 11, 2021
— Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) May 11, 2021
Just watched history being made!!! Congratulations @russwest44 on breaking a record NO ONE thought would be broken. Well deserved, keep it up killa! #MindBlowing #Unreal #Unbelievable #VideoGameNumbers #MrTripleDouble pic.twitter.com/t4QBKOQeWN
— Allen Iverson (@alleniverson) May 11, 2021
Gotta be honest, never thought I would see a player avg a triple double for a season in my lifetime. To do it 4 out of the last 5 seasons!!! . Now to be the ALL time leader. Iconic. All praise due!! #WHYNOT @russwest44
— Jamal Crawford (@JCrossover) May 11, 2021
Westbrook’s UCLA teammate, Kevin Love.
Kevin Love congratulates Russ pic.twitter.com/btVXOG9Z2j
— Dime (@DimeUPROXX) May 11, 2021
From Oklahoma City’s mayor:
Congratulations from Oklahoma City to @russwest44 on becoming the all-time triple-double leader!
There’s been some debate whether it is still “Russell Westbrook Day”… Tonight, let’s just say that it is.
We love you, Russ!
— Mayor David Holt (@davidfholt) May 11, 2021
And these messages were from Westbrook’s family members:
— Washington Wizards (@WashWizards) May 11, 2021
Being the competitor he is, Westbrook is probably upset that the record came in a loss.