Westbrook breaks Robertson's all-time career triple-doubles record

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With his 28 points, 13 rebounds, and 21 assists versus the Atlanta Hawks on Monday, Washington Wizards guard Russell Westbrook became the all-time career leader in triple-doubles, passing NBA legend Oscar Robertson's longstanding record of 181.

The Wizards fell 125-124 to Atlanta, with Westbrook missing a 3-pointer in the dying seconds for the win.

During his Hall of Fame-worthy career to date, Westbrook has tallied 138 triple-doubles with the Oklahoma City Thunder from 2008 to 2019, eight with the Houston Rockets in 2019-20, and 36 with the Wizards this season.

"It's just a blessing ... You put so much into the game. Just to be mentioned with guys like Oscar, Magic, Jason Kidd, those guys," said Westbrook.

"It's just something I would never have dreamt about. Normally I don't like to pat myself on the back, but tonight I will. I am just so grateful for those that came before me."

Here's how the 32-year-old stacks up against the top 10 on the all-time leaderboard:

Career triple-doubles leaders

Rank Player No.
1 Russell Westbrook* 182
2 Oscar Robertson 181
3 Magic Johnson 138
4 Jason Kidd 107
5 LeBron James* 99
6 Wilt Chamberlain 78
7 Larry Bird 59
8 James Harden* 58
9 Nikola Jokic* 56
10 Fat Lever 43

* active

Westbrook breaks Robertson's all-time career triple-doubles record
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