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Sports Throwback Thursday: Russell Westbrook breaks Oscar Robertson's triple-double record three years ago today

Sports Throwback Thursday: Russell Westbrook breaks Oscar Robertson's triple-double record three years ago today

Since the Oklahoma City Thunder (then known as the Seattle Supersonics) made Russell Westbrook the No. 4 overall pick in the 2008 NBA Draft, the former UCLA guard became an eight-time NBA All-Star as well as the 2016-17 NBA Most Valuable Player.

Russell Westbrook also led the league in scoring in 2014–15 and 2016–17 seasons and the only other player besides Oscar Robertson to average a triple-double for a season.

Related to that record, it was on this day in 2017, April 9, that he broke Robertson's 56-year-old record with his 42nd triple-double of the season.

Westbrook then he broke the Denver Nuggets’ hearts with a buzzer-beating 3-pointer, giving the Oklahoma City Thunder a 106-105 victory that day.

Take a look back at his 11 seasons with the Oklahoma City Thunder here.

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