Russell Westbrook is currently the NBA’s triple-double king.
The Thunder point guard won the MVP award last season for setting the NBA record for triple-doubles in a season with 42.
He also averaged a triple-double in 2016-17 with 31.6 PPG, 10.4 APG, and 10.7 RPG, becoming only the second player in history to do so.
He’s not a one-year wonder, either.
Westbrook is fourth on the list of career triple-doubles with 86 as of right now. He’s behind Oscar Robertson (181), Magic Johnson (138), and Jason Kidd (107).
With seven trip-doubs already this season, overtaking Kidd by April is certainly attainable.
By the time his career ends, he should overtake Magic, too.
Could he feasibly record 95 more to sit atop the triple-double throne someday? Anything’s possible.
But one rookie may be the one Westbrook passes the torch to, either by force or by circumstance.