NBA players react to Russell Westbrook's triple-double record, game-winner
A 55-year-old record, set by the legendary Oscar Robertson in 1961-62, was broken on Sunday. Russell Westbrook passed “The Big O” with his 42nd triple-double of the season, a mammoth 50-point, 16-rebound, 10-assist performance at Denver. To cap off the legendary night, the Oklahoma City superstar hit a game-winning, 35-footer at the buzzer for a 106-105 Thunder victory.
Westbrook’s statistical feat and late-game heroics — which included him scoring all of the Thunder’s final 15 points — were met by social media hysteria. Even NBA players expressed disbelief over their peer’s night and overall season, while others went as far as to proclaim him the Most Valuable Player less than a week before voting ballots are due.
Here are some of the best reactions from NBA players on Sunday night:
— LeBron James (@KingJames) April 9, 2017
— Kevin Love (@kevinlove) April 9, 2017
— 🏁 Jamal Crawford (@JCrossover) April 9, 2017
— Norris Cole II (@pg30_Cole) April 9, 2017
— Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant) April 10, 2017
wow russ. give that man the mvp.
— Blake Griffin (@blakegriffin23) April 9, 2017
Russ MVP bro. 👀
— Damian Lillard (@Dame_Lillard) April 9, 2017
Thanks Russ … you the real MVP ✊🏾
— CJ McCollum (@CJMcCollum) April 9, 2017