Russ joins Wilt Chamberlain in the history books. Westbrook tallied 20 points, 21 assists and 20 rebounds in a 119-103 win over the Los Angeles Lakers, recording the second 20-20-20 night in NBA history. Wilt Chamberlain was the only other player to do so, recording 22 points, 25 rebounds and 21 assists in 1968.
Russ just became the 2nd player in NBA history to record a 20/20/20 game since Wilt Chamberlain. 🔥👀 pic.twitter.com/mIYQSyRBbq
— NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) April 3, 2019
Speaking after the game to TNT, the Oklahoma City Thunder guard praised Nipsey as his source of inspiration. “That wasn’t for me, that was for my bro Nipsey. 20 plus 20 plus 20. They know what that means. That was for my bro, rest in peace Nipsey.”
Westbrook, like Nipsey, grew up in Los Angeles and knew the late rapper.
20 💙 20 💙 20 pic.twitter.com/9zqSIYphrl
— Alexis Morgan (@alexismorgan) April 3, 2019
“Somebody I looked up to, somebody that paved the way for a guy like myself growing up in the inner city,” Westbrook told TNT. “To have those conversations with him. I’m just truly saddened by the situation, just continue to pray for his family.”