Russell Westbrook got his 8th straight triple double last night. Passing Michael Jordan for longest triple double streak in 51 years.
[–][NYK] Nate RobinsonTheKnicksHateMe 452 points 14 hours ago
Actually very surprised russ hasnt done this already.
[–]ThunderAedanwolfe 199 points 13 hours ago
He has hit 7 games in a row two other times, just had trouble getting that 8th game lol
[–]PacersAremRed 47 points 11 hours ago
So really he passed Jordan once and his co-rPLC控制系统需要满足的五大要点ecord twice.
[–]Kekukoka 1195 points 16 hours ago
Hes actually going to pass Magic in triple doubles this season. How the fuck.
[–]MavericksMrKalyoncu 824 points 15 hours ago
Back to back to back triple double seasons....
[–][OKC] Paul GeorgePervy_Sensei 714 points 14 hours ago
The triple triple double
[–]ThunderH_Town_Baby 361 points 12 hours ago
Russ just fucking making up statistical achievements
[–][OKC] Paul GeorgePervy_Sensei 224 points 12 hours ago
Smh dude is stat padding historical seasons, why are we even acting like it’s impressive
[–]Warriorsborntoperform 158 points 12 hours ago
Living in the Bay Area, and my coworker and I were talking NBA shop yesterday about who the MVP currently is, and then we started talking about WestGOAT, and he says, "Man hes such a stat padder." Like, do you fucking realize he is about to average a triple double for a season for the third straight season? At some point, reducing this to simply stat padding doesnt really answer how, aside from the Beard, no one else consistently gets even half the number of tri通用比色计记录ple doubles he gets.
[–][BOS] Marcus SmartIdEgoLeBron 117 points 11 hours ago
Harden had 4 to Russs 21 last year, and he has 6 to Russs 25 this year. Lets be real, Harden is one of the most talented players in the NBA, and he can barely manage 1/5th of Russs.
[–][PHI] Dario Saricbrahlicious 74 points 15 hours ago
And not even an all-star starter ...
[–]Lakersrutgersjf 336 points 14 hours ago
41/24/64 split is pretty horrendous, triple double or not
[–]Rocketscbs1507 54 points 13 hours ago
At least hes shooting less this year, which has really benefited the Thunder.
[–][WAS] Moses Maloneburnerfret 290 points 15 hours ago
lol, I remember when Jordan was on that streak (I think Doug Collins was trying him at PG IIRC?) and it was absolutely mind-blowing at the time.
[–]KnicksIllAlwaysBeAKnickFan 298 points 14 hours ago
Russell Westbrook has pretty much singlehandedly normalized triple doubles. I remember just 5 years ago, a triple double was crazy. Now it’s kind of just whatever.
[–]Thundera_weak_child 53 points 12 hours ago
It is not just whatever. It is still cool as fuck, I dont care what the media or other people think, I am freaking out about it and love watching it happen year after year.
[–]Wizardsprettymuthafucka 142 points 12 hours ago
This is so under rated but a Woj tweet saying AD still hasnt been traded gets 40k upvotes lol
[–][LAL] Lonzo Ballcwillard260 203 points 15 hours ago
This just feels normal at this point but it’s super impressive
[–]WhileFalseRepeat 681 points 16 hours ago
I am very aware of Westbrooks flaws, but no player is perfect and this is *extraordinary*. Some players have super powers that others do not seem to possess - like Harden with his foul-drawing mastery. Westbrooks super power is the triple double.
People are acting like this is normal or something these days. Give this man RESPECT.
[–][WAS] Moses Maloneburnerfret 262 points 15 hours ago
It feels like the triple-double was called overrated so often, its become underrated.
[–]RaptorsJacoIII 519 points 12 hours ago*2
People view the triple-double as a useless statistic since, they argue, its just a random benchmark. The thing is: theyre right. How different is a 20/10/10 season from a 20/9.5/9.5 season? Not very, its just 41 rebounds/assists over an 82 game season.
So I think the best way to look at Westbrooks statistical achievements is to lower the bar by about 20% and see how many other players have managed to leap over it. If its a lot of players, then its arguable that Westbrook is being overrated because "triple-double" sounds good. If he stands mostly alone, then hes rightly viewed as one of the most impressive players ever.
How many players have had 20/10/10 seasons? 2 players (Robertson, Westbrook) and 3 seasons between them.
Lets reduce rebs/assists by 10%. How many players have had 20/9/9 seasons? Still only 2 players, but now its 6 total seasons (4 for Robertson). Wow, so far Westbrooks achievements are holding up.
How about 20/8/8 (20% reduction)? Now the list starts to expand. We get 6 players total and 12 seasons. Joining Westbrook and Robertson are: Michael Jordan (1 season), Wilt Chamberlain (1 season), James Harden (1 season), and LeBron James (2 seasons). Magic Johnson has two seasons which almost qualify, one 20/8/8 season where he only played 37 games and a second season where he played 77 but was 9 rebounds short on averaging 8 for the season. Bad luck, Magic.
Lets do one more: 15/8/8. Even by dropping the points requirement by a full 25% we only add a single player and season: Ben Simmons rookie year. EDIT: I forgot to mention that Magic Johnsons season also qualifies here.
So, to conclude, even by dropping the statistical requirements by 20% (and 25% for points) we see that only 6 other players have managed to achieve anything close to what Westbrook is doing and 5/6 are all-time greats while the 6th is a 610" PG whose career is just getting started. Basically, averaging a season of 20/8/8 is one of the hardest things to do in basketball and any player who manages it (or even gets close) is probably a generational talent.
tl;dr Westbrook is pretty fucking great.
[–][ATL] Paul MillsapJfklikeskfc 92 points 15 hours ago
Russ is a top PG ever change my mind
[–]Chewie_Defense 42 points 13 hours ago
Debatable. Hes probably top 10 already. Definitely not top 5 though.
Magic. Oscar. IT. Nash. CP3. Steph. Kidd. Payton. Iverson.
Just to name a few that immediately come to mind before Russ.