Tag: RUSSELL WESTBROOK

Why Not? Twitter Erupts After Russell Westbrook Breaks Oscar Robertson’s Triple-Double Record

Photo: Patrick Smith (Getty Images) After bullying boxscores for the past 13 seasons, Russell Westbrook has accomplished a feat that was once thought humanly impossible. On Monday night, the nine-time NBA All-Star etched his name in the record books when, after snatching his 10th rebound off of the rim with 8:30 remaining in the fourth […]

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The Basketball World Congratulated Russell Westbrook For Breaking The Triple-Double Record

Russell Westbrook made NBA history on Monday evening, and he was dominant in doing so. The Washington Wizards guard finished the night with 28 points, 21 assists and 13 rebounds against the Atlanta Hawks, coming within a single point of an upset win on the road. Beyond that, however, Westbrook surpassed Oscar Robertson to set […]

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Russell Westbrook Surpassed Oscar Robertson For The All-Time Record With 182 Triple-Doubles

Just 48 hours after Russell Westbrook put together a 33-points, 19-rebound, 15-assist effort to tie Oscar Robertson for the NBA’s all-time record for triple-doubles, the Washington Wizards guard took the floor at State Farm Arena in Atlanta with a chance to make history. Given that fellow star guard Bradley Beal was sidelined, Westbrook entered the […]

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Russell Westbrook Tied Oscar Robertson’s Record With His 181st Career Triple-Double

Russell Westbrook has made triple-doubles look easy over the course of his NBA career. He became the second player in league history to average a triple-double over an entire season with the Oklahoma City Thunder in 2016-17, which he parlayed into an MVP award, and then, he managed to do that in each of the […]

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Washington Wizards Demand Justice, Accountability and Equality in Team Photo

Photo: Ned Dishman/NBAE (Getty Images) In every American household, Black, white, or otherwise, picture day is kind of a big deal. Advertisement It’s the perfect opportunity to not only drown your scalp in pink lotion and stunt in those Easter clothes that won’t fit this time next year, but to commemorate your accomplishments and perhaps […]

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Sorry, LeBron. I Wanna See Russell Westbrook In the Play-In Tournament

Photo: Will Newton (Getty Images) OK, so maybe I was wrong. Entering Monday night’s game against the Denver Nuggets, the battered and bruised Los Angeles Lakers (37-28) were clinging for dear life to the 6th seed in the Western Conference. A win would propel them to the 5th seed—and a likely first-round slobberknocker against either […]

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Russell Westbrook Now Owns Two Of The Three 20-Assist, 20-Rebound Games In NBA History

Russell Westbrook’s triple-doubles have long been a topic of conversation, from when he first averaged a triple-double for a season en route to an MVP award in 2017 to now when it’s become a debate over just how impressive his historic production is. Westbrook has shrugged off questions about his triple-doubles as he closes in […]

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Russell Westbrook On His Triple-Doubles: ‘If People Want To Take It For Granted, Sorry For Them’

Russell Westbrook is currently on pace to average a triple-double for the fourth season out of the last five, as he continues to put up astronomical numbers in his first season with the Washington Wizards. On Monday, the Wizards had their eight game win streak snapped in overtime by the Spurs, but not for a […]

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No, Kevin Durant Didn’t Purposefully Leave Russell Westbrook Off His Top 5 Teammates List

Kevin Durant is no stranger to sparking controversy online, sometimes for good and sometimes for worse, but the latest KD commentary to send Twitter into a tizzy was a seemingly honest moment of forgetfulness that he quickly remedied. On a recent podcast appearance on Million Dollars Worth Of Game, he was asked for his top […]

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Russell Westbrook Had A Tremendous Response To Stephen A. Smith’s Criticism

Russell Westbrook made NBA history on Monday night when he posted a 35-point, 21-assist, 14-rebound triple-double, the third ever 30/20/10 game in NBA history and the first 35/20/10 game ever. It was a sensational individual effort and the reminder of the highs Westbrook can still reach when he’s at his best — and, most importantly, […]

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Russell Westbrook Made NBA History With 35 Points, 21 Assists, And 14 Rebounds Against Indiana

Russell Westbrook isn’t a stranger to making NBA history when it comes to triple doubles. The former MVP has stuffed the stat sheet for years, becoming the first player since Oscar Robertson to average a triple-double for a season back in his MVP winning campaign 2016-17. However, in recent years, Westbrook has had some issues […]

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NBA Star Russell Westbrook To Open Schools In Los Angeles

NewsOne Featured Video NBA star Russell Westbrook has been dedicated to empowering youth through education and the Washington Wizards point guard is taking his efforts further. According to People, the California native is opening a middle school and high school in Los Angeles. Russell Westbrook Is Opening Middle and High Schools in L.A.: I ‘Want […]

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The Lakers Broadcast Swapped Isaiah Thomas For Russell Westbrook In Their Starting Lineup Graphic

Two-time NBA All-Star guard Isaiah Thomas appeared in 40 games for the Washington Wizards in 2019-20, making 37 starts and playing nearly 1,000 minutes. Thomas, who starred as a member of the Boston Celtics, was a very positive story as he recovered from long-term injury issues, and he even averaged 12.2 points per game while […]

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Russell Westbrook Helps Varo Bank Secure $63 Million Investment, Will Address Financial Inequality as Advisor

Photo: Will Newton (Getty Images) I will never in life seek his counsel on fashion choices, but when it comes to money moves, Russell Westbrook is no joke. On Thursday, Varo Bank, America’s first all-digital nationally chartered bank, announced that the nine-time NBA All-Star has come on board as both an investor and advisor. In […]

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Russell Westbrook Lives to Terrorize Kevin Durant. The Rest of the Nets Were Just Collateral Damage

Photo: Will Newton (Getty Images) After spending almost my entire Sunday hiking—if you live in Los Angeles and have about eight hours of your life to kill, definitely check out the Bridge to Nowhere—I did what any sensible Black man would do: I ordered some chicken wings and watched basketball. As I thumbed through NBA […]

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The Wizards Scored Eight Points In 8.1 Seconds To Pull Off A Shocking Comeback Win Over The Nets

The Washington Wizards came into Sunday 3-12 on the season, battling myriad issues on and off the court, and with the Brooklyn Nets in town, even without James Harden, it seemed unlikely a reprieve was on the way. However, despite falling behind by as many as 18 in the first quarter, Washington battled their way […]

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Russell Westbrook And Robin Lopez Both Got Ejected In A Loss Against The Hawks

Things haven’t exactly gone as planned for the Washington Wizards this season. After the blockbuster deal that sent Russell Westbrook to D.C. in exchange for John Wall and other assets, the Wizards were hoping it would be just the shakeup they need to fight their way back to relevance. Instead, the losses have been piling […]

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Please Don’t Ask Me to Make Sense of This John Wall, Russell Westbrook Trade—Because I Can’t

Russell Westbrook #0 of the Oklahoma City Thunder steals the ball from John Wall #2 of the Washington Wizards in the second half at Verizon Center on January 21, 2015 in Washington, DC. The Oklahoma City Thunder won, 105-103, in overtime. Photo: Patrick Smith (Getty Images) “One man’s trash is another man’s…trash?” This was the […]

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The Rockets Traded Russell Westbrook To The Wizards For John Wall

The long-rumored trade between the Houston Rockets and the Washington Wizards that featured a pair of high-profile point guards has finally happened. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, Russell Westbrook is headed to D.C. in a trade that will see John Wall go to the Lone Star State. In terms of added compensation to make […]

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The Rockets And Wizards Have Reportedly Discussed A Russell Westbrook For John Wall Trade

The Houston Rockets have reportedly been looking to find a new home for Russell Westbrook ever since he expressed his desire for a move. The issue is that Westbrook makes a ton of money, and even before you get to the fact that he’s getting older, finding a new home for him is tough financially. […]

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The Hornets’ Trade Interest In Russell Westbrook Reportedly Depends On Whether They Can Draft LaMelo Ball

The NBA trade season has opened with quite the bang, particularly with regards to backcourt stars. Chris Paul has been dealt from Oklahoma City to Phoenix, Jrue Holiday is on his way to Milwaukee for a number of first round picks, Bogdan Bogdanovic will join Holiday on the Bucks in a sign-and-trade, and Dennis Schröder […]

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Several Rockets Players Have Reportedly Complained About Their ‘Problematic’ Culture

On Wednesday, troubling reports started to emerge out of Houston, as both Russell Westbrook and James Harden have apparently “expressed concern” about the direction of the franchise in the wake of their second-round playoff exit in Orlando and the resulting fallout that has seen both Mike D’Antoni and Daryl Morey leave the organization for new […]

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James Harden Is Reportedly ‘Locked In’ With The Rockets Despite Trade Rumors

It’s been a rough couple of months for the Houston Rockets. The Lakers bounced them out of the second round in Orlando in five games, during a series in which they never really looked competitive, and the fallout started almost immediately. Mike D’Antoni parted ways with the organization, and not long after, Daryl Morey left […]

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Rajon Rondo Explains His Brother’s Incident With Russell Westbrook: ‘He Called The Man Trash’

One of the weirder moments of the NBA’s Orlando Bubble occurred on Saturday evening during Game 5 between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Houston Rockets. While the Lakers came out on top and sent the Rockets home en route to their first Western Conference Finals berth since 2010, the first person to leave the […]

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Rajon Rondo’s Brother Was Kicked Out Of Game 5 After Jawing With Russell Westbrook

It took a few games, but a “fan” has finally been kicked out of a game during the NBA’s Orlando Bubble. During Game 5 of the Los Angeles Lakers’ series against the Houston Rockets, a strange moment during a free throw led to Russell Westbrook being held back as he jawed with someone sitting in […]

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Russell Westbrook And James Harden Had ‘No Explanation’ For The Rockets Lack Of Energy In Game 4

The Houston Rockets were downright abysmal in the first three quarters of Thursday night’s loss to the Lakers in Game 4, as a fourth quarter rally wasn’t enough to overcome a 23-point L.A. lead in the final period. The loss put Houston in the unenviable position of facing a 3-1 deficit to one of the […]

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