A year ago, Russell Westbrook became the second player in NBA history to record a triple-double over the course of a full season.
On Wednesday, he became the first player to pull off the feat twice.best nfl jerseys
Westbrook grabbed his 16th rebound in the third quarter of the Oklahoma City Thunder’s regular-season finale against the Memphis Grizzlies to clinch the triple-double average for the season. The reigning NBA MVP entered the final two games of the season needing 34 rebounds to finish with at least 10 rebounds per game. He hauled in 18 boards in the Thunder’s win over the Miami nfl jersey for cheapHeat on Monday.
“I don’t think Russell’s ever played that way,” Thunder head coach Billy Donovan told reporters prior to Wednesday’s game when asked if Westbrook would chase the 16 boards. “I think he’s always focused on winning.nfl jerseys cheap authentic
“He’s got a unique ability as a guy that’s been able to impact the game with his scoring, his rebounding and his assists, but for me as a coach, the most important thing as a coach is can we build off these last two games on the road and play better and make some improvements and strides. Just being around Russell, custom nfl jerseys cheap I know he’s not wrapped up at all in that stuff. He’s more wrapped up in winning.”
Westbrook’s increased focus on the glass has led some criticism that he’s chasing rebounds—albeit not from his own locker room. Carmelo Anthony joked Westbrook has been “stealing” rebounds, but he said it helps the team.
“Sometimes you want to fight him a little bit, push him out of the way,” customized nfl jerseys cheap Anthony said Tuesday. “For me, it’s good because to have a guard like that to be able to crack back and get rebounds. He steals sometimes. He steals rebounds sometimes. But any time you can have a guard like that to come back and rebound the way he does, because we want to push the break, when he gets it off the rebound he’s able to jump start the break and a lot of good things happen from that.”