Oscar Robertson hopes Russell Westbrook breaks triple-double record
Russell Westbrook is fast approaching some impressive history, and the person he’s ready to pass is on his side.
Oscar Robertson’s record of 41 triple-doubles in one NBA regular season is hopelessly looking on as Westbrook’s total continues to climb. Heading into Friday’s game against the Spurs, Westbrook needed just four Cheap Jerseys America triple-doubles, with eight games left, to surpass Robertson.
Some might think Robertson would be quietly hoping Westbrook catches a case of poor shooting down the stretch to preserve his record set during the 1961-62 season. That, however, is not the case.
“I hope he does it. I always thought he was a great basketball player,” Robertson said Friday of Westbrook, via ESPN.com. “I was talking to some basketball people the other night, and I said, ‘I don’t think any of these guards can beat him on a one-on-one game.’ I think he’s been tremendous for the team, his fans and also for television.”
So yes, Monday night might have been a preview of that upcoming first-round series a month from now. The Jazz had plenty to prove. Not only had they lost nine in a row to the Clippers at home, they’d also lost both previous games to the Clippers this season, by 13 and 16 points.
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