Paul George offered a heap of praise for Houston Rockets star Russell Westbrook.
Houston Rockets guard Russell Westbrook has long been a terror for defenses, which drew the attention of New Orleans Pelicans high-flyer Zion Williamson, years before he even entered the league. Westbrook possesses court vision that led to him leading the league in total assists and assists per game in back-to-back seasons from 2017-2019. But for as impressive as that is, the 2017 MVP has alot more in his bag.
Russ has also led the league in scoring on two separate occasions, both with and without Kevin Durant, and led the league in triple-doubles for three consecutive seasons. Houston Rockets fans have beared witness to that this season, as Westbrook scored 20+ points in 34 consecutive games, which was a career-high.
Westbrook also holds the record for the most triple-doubles in a single season, as he racked up 42 of them during his MVP season of 2016-17. Russ currently holds three of the top ten single-season triple-double totals in NBA history, which is second to only Oscar Robertson, who has four.
Russ is also the only player in league history to average a triple-double for three consecutive seasons, which is an accomplishment that may never get eclipsed again. In addition, Westbrook is also the only player in league history to have led the league in points and assists on multiple occasions.
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