Russell Westbrook is the NBA's new triple-double king.
By recording a triple-double against the Hawks in a close loss in Atlanta, the former league MVP brought up his 182nd career triple-double - the most in NBA history. He moved past Oscar Robertson's all-time tally of 181, a 47-year-old record.
The 'Big O' was the first of many all-time players including Magic Johnson, LeBron James, Jason Kidd that were followed by NBA Commissioner Adam Silver and Westbrook's family to congratulate the 'Brodie' on the historic feat.
The Big O, Magic, and more congratulate Russ!#WES182OOK | @russswest44 pic.twitter.com/eObUZ3Pmv2- Washington Wizards (@WashWizards) May 11, 2021
Then, some of his peers chip-in:
More congratulations pile in for Russ from around the NBA!#WES18ROOK | @russwest44 pic.twitter.com/K89VFFk0h2- Washington Wizards (@WashWizards) May 11, 2021
Last but not least. Where it all began - Oklahoma City.
From your first triple-double in 2009 to the most ever, congratulations Russ!#Hist0ry pic.twitter.com/5bMuIiytHj- OKC THUNDER (@okcthunder) May 11, 2021
What followed was a huge group of NBA players - current and retired - taking to Twitter to share their reaction to Westbrook's superhuman achievement.
Mr. Triple Double !!! Congratulations big bro. It's a pleasure to witness history!! First Ballot HOF @russwest44- Bradley Beal (@RealDealBeal23) May 11, 2021
Let it be known @russwest44 @NBAHistory has been made! https://t.co/vvPOjKL6u8- Isiah Thomas (@IsiahThomas) May 11, 2021
WHYNOT?! @russwest44 🙌🏽 https://t.co/pVfxtPGRpz- Tyson Chandler (@tysonchandler) May 11, 2021
Congratulations @russwest44 👑 https://t.co/yXhoZYeZNK- Caron Butler (@realtuffjuice) May 11, 2021
Congrats @russwest44 for setting a new Triple-Double record. Wish every NBA player gave as much effort in every game as you do @NBATV @NBAonTNT @NBA @ESPNNBA @NBAOfficial @NBAcom @WashWizards- Rick Barry (@Rick24Barry) May 11, 2021
Gotta be honest, never thought I would see a player avg a triple double for a season in my lifetime. To do it 4 out of the last 5 seasons!!! 😲😲. Now to be the ALL time leader. Iconic. All praise due!! 👑💯 #WHYNOT @russwest44- 🏁 Jamal Crawford (@JCrossover) May 11, 2021
Just watched history being made!!! Congratulations @russwest44 on breaking a record NO ONE thought would be broken. Well deserved, keep it up killa! #MindBlowing #Unreal #Unbelievable #VideoGameNumbers #MrTripleDouble pic.twitter.com/t4QBKOQeWN- Allen Iverson (@alleniverson) May 11, 2021
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