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After surpassing Oscar Roberson’s single-season triple-double record while averaging 31.6 ppg, 10.7 rpg, and 10.4 apg, today, Oklahoma City Thunder phenom Russell Westbrook has received his sixth All-NBA selection, and second-consecutive first-team All-NBA nod.
Westbrook, who recently celebrated the birth of his son Noah, gained 99 of a possible 100 first-team votes.
Joining the Thunder’s versatile star as All-NBA members include:
Interestingly, as we inch closer to the NBA’s MVP announcement, James Harden stood out as the sole All-NBA selection to gain unanimous first-team honors from a diverse voting panel.
Additionally, Golden State was the only franchise to boast multiple (3) All-NBA additions.
Players controversially left off this season’s list include: Gordon Hayward (Utah), Paul George (Indiana), Chris Paul (Clippers), Hassan Whiteside (Miami), and Marc Gasol (Grizzlies).
Following his record-breaking 42 triple-doubles, Russell Westbrook etched his name among the NBA’s elite for a sixth time in seven seasons.
As the off-season materializes for OKC, General Manager Sam Presti is rumored to be serious about tendering Westbrook a super max extension this summer in the neighborhood of $220 Million.
The year of Westbrook marches on.