A triple-double is a rare feat in basketball in which a player achieves double digits in three main stats categories (e.g., points, assists, rebounds, steals, or blocks). Russell Westbrook is achieving an incredible and unique feat in NBA basketball history: AVERAGING a triple double (that’s a triple double every game) while also leading the league in scoring.
It has been reported that Russell Westbrook is in fact part cyborg.
A few elite players separate from the rest of the pack when analyzing scoring, rebounding, and assists:
- Russell Westbrook
- James Harden
- Lebron James
- John Wall
But all fail to reach triple-double status in one way or another: John Wall’s 4.4 rebounds per game, James Harden’s 8.2 rebounds per game, and King James’s 7.8 rebounds and 8.8 assists, while still strong stats in and of themselves, miss the double-digit mark and drop them out of triple-double territory. Only Westbrook remains. He stands alone as the sole possessor of triple-double statistics that, if maintained through the end of the season, would place him as the first player to achieve a triple-double for an entire season in the history of the NBA.