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Report : It's official for Russell Westbrook

Published February 3, 2024 at 11:51

Russell Westbrook Becomes a Member of the 25,000 Points Club

In Friday night's game against the Detroit Pistons, Russell Westbrook not only scored his 23rd point but also secured his spot in the exclusive 25,000 career points club, becoming the 25th player in NBA history to achieve this remarkable milestone. Joining LeBron James, Westbrook stands as the only player with 25,000 points, 9,000 assists, and 8,000 rebounds. This accomplishment further solidifies his legacy.

Moreover, Westbrook's 1,061st game with double-digit scoring ties him with the legendary John Stockton, ranking 21st in NBA history. This list underscores both his enduring career and unwavering consistency. Westbrook's recent surpassing of Michael Jordan on this list emphasizes his standing among the all-time greats.

Still displaying high-level production, Westbrook plays a pivotal role on the Clippers team, aspiring to clinch the championship this season. In the game against the Pistons, Westbrook showcased his versatility, contributing 23 points, 9 assists, 3 rebounds, and 2 steals, instrumental in securing the Clippers' victory.

Reflecting on his achievement in a post-game broadcast statement, Westbrook expressed his gratitude, saying,

"First and foremost I give thanks to God for allowing me to be able to play the game I love. It's a blessing. I don't take any day, any night for granted. I'm grateful to be able to play the game of basketball and use my platform to impact and inspire other people."

Source : Sports Illustrated
February 3   |   639 answers
Report : It's official for Russell Westbrook

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