OKC Thunder Trivia: uncovering 50 fun, surprising and random facts

Russell Westbrook, OKC Thunder (Photo by Gene Sweeney Jr./Getty Images)
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OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – APRIL 12: Oscar Robertson talks about Russell Westbrook #0 of the Oklahoma City Thunder breaking his 41 triple-double record before the first half of a NBA game at the Chesapeake Energy Arena on April 12, 2017 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. N(Photo by J Pat Carter/Getty Images) /

Breaking records is kinda Westbrook’s thing.

He’s nothing if not a history maker. In March of 2018, Russell Westbrook became the fourth player in NBA history to record 100 career triple-doubles. In a game against the Atlanta Hawks, Westbrook sealed his place in history with 32 points, 12 rebounds, and 12 assists. He joins Oscar Robertson, Magic Johnson, and Jason Kidd, who have racked up 181, 138, and 107 career triple-doubles, respectively.

Only in his 10th season with the NBA, it’s likely that Westbrook will move up the ranks – maybe even challenging the 181 mark.

Westbrook is also the only player to record a triple-double against all 29 opposing NBA teams. If you’re wondering which team has allowed Westbrook the most triple-doubles, it’s the Philadelphia 76ers with six.

As if that wasn’t enough, Westbrook holds the record for most triple-doubles ever recorded in a single season. In the 2016-’17 season, Westbrook finished with 42 triple-doubles, breaking Oscar Robertson’s record of 41. Of note – that record had stood for 55 years.

He became the only player to average a triple-double in two seasons.  And, he eclipsed that mark doing it in back to back seasons.