Last year, Russell Westbrook’s MVP season likely came as a result of his video game stat triple-doubles.
Westbrook became one of two players in league history to average a triple-double for a season, joining Oscar Robertson who first accomplished the feat in 1962.
Westbrook also set a record for the most triple-doubles in a season with 42.
But that was before Paul George and Carmelo Anthony joined the Thunder; when Russ was all alone out there to carry the burden by himself.
Now that PG-13 and Melo are in Oklahoma City, Westbrook isn’t showing any signs of slowing down.
In six games, Westbrook already has three trip-doubs to start the season.
Just like the 2016-17 campaign, Westbrook is close to averaging a double-figures in scoring, assists, and rebounds, and he’s also setting triple-double records even though the season just started.