Russell Westbrook and the Thunder went into a game against the Lakers looking for their 45th win, and they helped their All-World Point Guard do something truly special. The Lakers in this game were without LeBron James, so the Thunder were heavily favored, and with the Thunder at home, they were favored to win by most people.
LeBron James makes history two times in the same night. James further solidified his case as one of the best all-around players in NBA history tonight. He became the first player in NBA history to rank top-10 in assists and points.
With Russell Westbrook‘s prime and players like Ben Simmons and Giannis Antetokounmpo entering into NBA stardom with the ability to do just about everything – score, pass, rebound, and defend – better than the vast majority of players in the league, it’s no wonder we’ve entered the era of the triple-double to the extent that we have.
At this point, there is no question that LeBron James is one of the greatest NBA players of all time, especially when considering the countless achievements throughout his 16-year NBA career. One of his most impressive achievements is passing Wilt Chamberlain on the NBA all-time scoring list.