With three badists in the opening minutes of Friday's clash with Detroit, Oklahoma City star Russell Westbrook has achieved a triple-double average for the third consecutive season.
It comes three days after Westbrook recorded another double-double historic feat, earning 20 points, 20 rebounds and 21 badists in a victory over the Lakers to join Wilt Chamberlain with the only 20-20-20 lines in the annals of the league.
Third night attendance. Russell Westbrook is now badured of a triple-double average for the third consecutive season. First time that happens in the NBA. # hist0ry. #Why not? pic.twitter.com/S6BgEeB3Bf
– OKC THUNDER (@okcthunder) April 6, 2019
Westbrook's three consecutive double-double seasons are an unprecedented achievement, with Hall of Famer Oscar Robertson representing the only comparable campaign in NBA history, in 1961-62.
It can be said that Westbrook was the story of the 2016-17 season, winning the Kia MVP by equating Robertson with his first triple-double season.
Westbrook's relentless pace has continued despite considerably less fanfare in the following two seasons. His 98 individual triple-doubles are more than any other NBA player for a period of three years, which brings his overall total of 135 to a third on the career list, just Magic Johnson (138) and Robertson (181)