2000 PT / 600 REB / 600 AST Club

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Russ only needs to average 24.9 PPG, 7.2 RPG, and 8.8 APG over the final 18 games to become the first player in NBA history with 2500 points, 800 rebounds, and 800 assists in a single season.
He did it! The first member of the 2500 PTS / 800 REB / 800 AST club.
http://bkref.com/tiny/8MapA
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By midnight, Michael Jordan will no longer have the greatest VORP* season in NBA history.
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*Value Over Replacement Player
He did this too!
http://www.basketball-reference.com/leaders/vorp_season.html
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Too bad he isn't putting up W's like Jordan did.
No idea. I celebrate wins more than stats. Tell me, what was the Bulls record in 88-89? Was he the MVP?
The Bulls went 47-35 (0.573) in 1988-89, which is statistically Jordan's best season as determined by Box Plus Minus (BPM) and Value Over Replacement Player (VORP)*.

OKC is currently 45-34 (0.596). They need to go 2-1 over their past three games to match Jordan's wins total from that historic season.

Jordan finished runner-up to Magic Johnson for the 1988-89 MVP, despite Jordan having huge advantages in Wins Shares, VORP, and BPM.
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Jordan had a stat line of 32.5 PPG, 8.0 APG, and 8.0 RPG. As a matter of fact, Jordan, Westbrook, and Robertson are the only players to have 30 PPG / 8.0 RPG / 8.0 APG seasons. (http://bkref.com/tiny/HcQPU)
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Nevertheless, a lot of the same anti-Westbrook arguments were used against Jordan back then, including that his team didn't win like Magic's, he was a ball hog, he padded his rebounding stats with uncontested defensive rebounds, and he was a poor 3-pt shooter (27.6%). It's remarkable how similar Westbrook's season is to Jordan's 1988-89 season, and even more so to Robertson's 1961-62 season. Of course, Robertson didn't win the MVP in his triple-double season, either.
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Unfortunately, a lot of MVP voters were a lot like you, @ODMcB, and believed that Robertson didn't deserve the MVP in 1962, that Jordan didn't deserve it in 1989, and that Steve Nash deserved it over Shaq in 2005 or Kobe in 2006. However, most knowledgeable fans acknowledge that those MVPs went to the wrong guy.

Finally, if you celebrate "wins", then it seems like you must celebrate Westbrook. Since 2009-10, he's won more games (while scoring at least 10 points) than everyone other than LeBron and Durant. (http://bkref.com/tiny/mokWi)
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In fact, he ranks 14th in NBA history in the most wins (while scoring at least 10 points) before the age of 29. (http://bkref.com/tiny/O0xt4)
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* It is not surprising that Jordan (and Westbrook) reached career highs for both of these metrics in the same season, since BPM is a 'rate' metric, while VORP is a cumulative metric that is dependent on BPM and the amount of playing time for an individual. The formula is: VORP = [BPM – (-2.0)] * (% of minutes played)*(team games/82).
 
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Congratulations to Russ on his 42nd triple-double today...and for good measure hit the game-winner from far beyond the 3-pt line.
 
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I did not want to make a separate thread for this, but thought it extremely cool for Russ.

Oscar Robertson To Attend Thunder Finale



OKLAHOMA CITY -
Oscar Robertson plans to attend Wednesday night's regular-season finale between the Thunder and the Denver Nuggets, where he will get to see Thunder guard Russell Westbrook play in person.

Westbrook broke Robertson's single-season record for triple-doubles on Sunday. The Thunder confirmed Robertson's expected appearance in an email, saying Robertson will attend as part of the Thunder's effort to honor Westbrook's season. ESPN first reported Robertson's plans.

Robertson set the record of 41 triple-doubles for the Cincinnati Royals during the 1961-62 season. Westbrook broke it with a 50-point, 16-rebound, 10 assist performance in Denver on Sunday, and his buzzer-beating, game-winning 3-pointer knocked the Nuggets out of the playoffs. Westbrook also is the first player since Robertson to average a triple-double for an entire season.

http://www.newson6.com/story/35134658/oscar-robertson-to-attend-thunder-finale
 

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With 6 games left in the 2017-18 season, Westbrook has posted 1800 PTS/ 700 REB/ 700 AST for the second consecutive season. He's only the third player to ever do this once, and only Oscar Robertson has also done it multiple times. http://bkref.com/tiny/VpTC7
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For the third consecutive season, Westbrook has accumulated 1800 PTS / 600 REB / 600 AST. Only the Big O also achieved this more than twice in his career. http://bkref.com/tiny/j9cv8
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Westbrook only needs 28 more assists over the last 4 games (7 APG) to become only the 9th player in NBA history to have 800+ assists in three different seasons. Of course this will be the 3rd consecutive season for Russ. http://bkref.com/tiny/1Pu20
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Russell has now joined Oscar as the only players with 2100 PTS / 700 REB / 700 AST in a season. However, Russ has done it much more efficiently, as indicated by Player Efficiency Rating (PER).
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Russell needs to score 101 points in the final 2 games to add another season of 2100/700/700, but he needs only 1 point for the just-as-exclusive 2000/700/700 club.
http://bkref.com/tiny/0uYyD

Also of note, his 3-point attempt rate is the lowest for him since the 2011-12 season and his 2pt FG% is the 2nd best of his career. Those are both very good things and indicate the impact that PG13 and Melo have had on him.
 

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Russell needs to score 101 points in the final 2 games to add another season of 2100/700/700, but he needs only 1 point for the just-as-exclusive 2000/700/700 club.
http://bkref.com/tiny/0uYyD

Also of note, his 3-point attempt rate is the lowest for him since the 2011-12 season and his 2pt FG% is the 2nd best of his career. Those are both very good things and indicate the impact that PG13 and Melo have had on him.
If I used your query correctly then it looks like Westbrook is the only player in NBA history to have multiple seasons of 2000/800/800 when you can say you did something the big O never did that’s saying something.