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Russell Westbrook is averaging a triple-double after 19 games of the NBA season

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Russell Westbrook is having quite an unbelievable season for the Oklahoma City Thunder, and his crazy start has resulted in the point guard becoming the first player since Oscar Robertson to be averaging a triple-double at this stage of the campaign.

Not only is he the first player since Robertson in 1963, he is the only other player in the league's history to achieve the incredible feat. 

LeBron James, Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, Kareem-Abdul-Jabbar, Wilt Chamberlain - none of these players managed that achievement during their illustrious careers. 

Last night, the perennial All-Star took his talents to Madison Square Garden and put on a showcase in basketball's Mecca as the Thunder left New York with their 11th win of the campaign.

His 18 rebounds was a new season-high for a guard in the 2016/17, and it included a simply incredible showcase of athleticism as the 28-year-old came from under the basket to beat three Knicks to the ball. 

27 points and 14 assists saw the Long Beach native notch his eighth triple-double. That's the same as the rest of the league combined - with LeBron James and James Harden, both on three, being his closest competitors. 

Former Milwaukee Bucks star Robertson finished the 1961-62 season with a 30.8 points, 12.5 rebounds and 11.4 assists triple-double - the only campaign in history this has been achieved. 

In 1963-64, he spent 67 games on a triple-double but fell short; ending the season with 9.9 rebounds. 

Westbrook has a long way to go before he is etched into history alongside 'The Big O', but it has been a mind-boggling start to the campaign.

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