Russell Westbrook joins historic list with 7000th career rebound

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Russell Westbrook continues to make history while on the hardwood, as he joined a new elite club on Wednesday night. 

For Los Angeles Lakers playmaker Russell Westbrook, the man really is a one of a kind player. In his first year with the Lakers, hoping to bring home his first NBA Finals rings, Westbrook has shaken off a rough debut in a big way.

On Wednesday night going up against the Oklahoma City Thunder, Westbrook ended the night with 20 points, 14 rebounds and 13 assists, his first triple-double with the team. On top of that, Westbrook also recorded the 7,000th rebound of his career.

Russell Westbrook continues to amaze whenever he’s on the floor

This really is quite the accomplishment for Westbrook. With him also having 7,000 assists, and now the 7,000 rebounds to his name, he joins LeBron James, Jason Kidd and Oscar Robertson as the only other players in league history to reach that feat. Truly unreal.

Westbrook is known for being a triple-double machine, as he’s the all-time leader in the NBA for that. Now that he’s with Los Angeles, Westbrook indeed is hoping to bring home his first career title in what’s already been a glorious career.

Unfortunately for him and the Lakers, the season hasn’t gotten off on the right foot, as LA is now 2-3 on the year following the loss on Wednesday to the Thunder. Westbrook enjoyed a strong night, though, and LA fans are hoping to see more of the same in the future.

For the Lakers as a whole, they’ve certainly got the tools to be a serious player once the playoffs roll around. Folks all over California are expecting them to win it all. Westbrook sure hopes he can help the team get that done.

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