Washington Wizards point guard Russell Westbrook broke Oscar Robertson’s NBA record for the most career triple-doubles in his side’s defeat by the Atlanta Hawks on Monday.
Westbrook passed Robertson on a rebound in the fourth quarter, giving him 21 points, 15 assists and 10 rebounds against the Atlanta Hawks. Westbrook finished with 28 points, 21 assists and 13 rebounds in a 125-124 loss.
Westbrook reached double digits in rebounds, points and assists for the 182nd time in his career.
“I’m truly grateful for moments like this,” he said of his record-breaking achievement. “Normally, I don’t like to pat myself on the back, but tonight I will.”
Oscar Robertson who played from 1960 to 1974, said he was “very happy” for Westbrook.
“Your family is very proud of you, and I salute you for all your accomplishments in the game of basketball,” he added.
Sitting third on the triple-double list, Magic Johnson said he was “proud” of Westbrook and fifth-placed LeBron James called it “an incredible feat”.