Regardless, Russell Westbrooks end of the year stat line is nothing short of ridiculous, leading the league with 28.1 points per game, and adding an astonishing 8.6 assists and 7.3 rebounds. Additionally, Westbrook tallied up a league high 11 triple doubles, the most since Michael Jordan had about 80 a season in the 80’s.
The most impressive part of Westbrook’s season is perhaps how well he played in the big games. After the All-Star break, when the games truly begin to matter, Westbrook averaged an INCREDIBLE 31 points, 10 assists, and 8.6 rebounds…. Numbers which compare to season stats posted by NBA legends such as: Oscar Robinson, Michael Jordan, and Lebron James.
Additionally, in the month of April, Westbrook averaged 32.5 points, 8 rebounds and 8 assists, which included big games such as a 53 point effort, followed by two 36 point games. In all of those games, Westbrook put up at least 8 rebounds and 8 assists as well, showing that his game was much more than just scoring.
When asked about his remarkable season and his scoring title following his teams bittersweet victory over the Timberwolves, Westbrook noted that “none of it matters” if you don’t make the playoffs.
However, as a fan of the NBA, it is only just to appreciate greatness that Russel Westbrook exhibited night in and night out. Playoffs or not, Westbrook’s 2014-15 season will certainly go down as one for the ages.