We take Russell Westbrook for granted and that’s just a farce. We’re talking about one of the most accomplished gamers of all time, creating video game-like statistics that no one else can come up with.
If we looked back at Westbrook’s numbers 20 years from now, socialmediagossips would likely say either of those two things. 1: He’s one of the greatest players of all time or 2: He played against plumbers.
Well I think we can all agree that this is one of the most competitive eras in basketball history and while we say he’s one of the greatest players who could ever have had some reach, we have to give credit where it is due.
Russell Westbrook has made a habit of recording triple doubles and will averaging 10+ points, 10+ rebounds and 10+ assists for a full season for the fourth time in his career. That is a record that is unlikely to be achieved. Ever.
Because of this, former NBA champion Paul Pierce Westbrook took his hat off after recording 21 rebounds and 24 assists against the Indiana Pacers last night. That made him the greatest athlete in NBA history:
“Gaaaaa Daaaam Russell Westbrook #Respective best athlete in NBA history. Talk about it,” Pierce tweeted.
Some socialmediagossips might think Pierce is overreacting, but he actually has a valid point. Westbrook may not be the best player of all time, but he has a strong argument in favor of being considered the sportiest man to ever set foot on an NBA hardwood.
You can call him a stat padder, but Westbrooks teams have a 75% win if he gets a triple-double. So it’s not like he’s just doing it for the show.
Westbrook getting a triple-double is so common now that we sort of normalized it, even though that’s perfectly normal. So let’s estimate the size while we still can.