Russell Westbrook is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA).
With nine All-Star appearances in the NBA’s 75th Anniversary Team and the 2016–17 NBA Most Valuable Player Award (MVP), he is one of the greatest players in NBA history.
As a nine-time member of the NBA’s All-Star team and league scoring leader in 2014–15 and 2016–17, he has also earned the NBA All-Star Game MVP award in each of the previous two years, 2015 and 2016.
During his MVP season in 2017, Russell Westbrook became the second player in NBA history to average a triple-double, joining Oscar Robertson in 1962.
With 42, he also set a season record for most triple-doubles. In the following two seasons, he averaged a triple-double, leading the league in assists and becoming the first player to lead the league in both points and assists at the same time.
It was the fourth time in five seasons that Westbrook averaged a triple-double, and he surpassed Robertson for the most career triple-doubles in NBA history in the process.