Is Westbrook top 10 all time?
Late in the first half, he moved past Hall of Famer Gary Payton and into 10th place on the NBA’s all-time assists list with 8,967 dimes for his career. Westbrook is one of three active players in the top 10, along with Chris Paul (third) and teammate LeBron James (sixth).
NBA superstar Russell Westbrook has become one of the most popular basketball players in the world thanks to his impressive on-court performance. Over the past few years, he has consistently displayed a unique combination of speed, strength, and skill. Here are ten fascinating facts about this basketball legend.
1. John Wall is His Mentor
Washington Wizards veteran John Wall is actually one of Russell Westbrook’s mentors. In fact, back in 2016, when the Oklahoma City Thunder point guard was at a crossroads in his trajectory, Wall gave him valuable advice on how to take the next step in his career.
2. He is the Most Athletic Point Guard in the NBA
When it comes to athleticism, Westbrook is arguably the most formidable point guard in the NBA. His combination of strength, speed, and explosiveness are unrivaled among his peers.
3. He’s a 6x NBA All-Star
As a testament to his aggressive and powerful style of play, Westbrook has been honored with six NBA All-Star selections. He’s reached the highest individual accolade of five-time All-Star, four-time All-Star starter and one time All-Star MVP.
4. He’s a Triple-Double Machine
The Oklahoma City superstar has put on a show with his ability to record multiple triple-doubles in a single game. In total, he’s logged 108 triple-doubles in the regular season and four in the playoffs.
5. He Played High School Football
Before taking to the court, Westbrook was a star football player in high school. He was even offered a football scholarship to UCLA, but instead chose to pursue a career in basketball.
6. He’s a Record-Holder
Westbrook’s amazing performances in the NBA has led to an ever-growing list of records. His rings include the longest triple-double streak in NBA history and the most triple-doubles in a single season.
7. He’s Won Two Olympic Gold Medals
In 2012 and 2016, the Oklahoma City Thunder star was part of teams that went to the Olympics and won gold for the United States. His remarkable athleticism, tough defense and ability to outwork opponents have contributed to the successful runs of both teams.
8. Renewed His Contract with OKC
Back in the 2016-17 NBA season, Russell Westbrook and the Oklahoma City Thunder agreed to a contract extension that will keep Westbrook with the team through the 2022-2023 season.
9. He’s a Fashion Enthusiast
Westbrook’s personal style preferences and knowledge of trends have turned him into a fashion enthusiast. He’s even become a trend influencer for a number of high-end fashion brands.
10. He’s a DIY Superstar
An avid DIY enthusiast, Westbrook is the star of his own YouTube Channel, “THE RW COMPANY.” On his channel, Westbrook hosts DIY tutorials and other exclusive content.