Russell Westbrook said he never dreamed of playing in the NBA, let alone making history.
Russell Westbrook reflected on his historic 10th consecutive triple-double in the Thunder’s victory Monday over the Trail Blazers as “an unbelievable moment.”
The eight-time NBA All-Star eclipsed Wilt Chamberlain’s long-standing record of nine straight in another inspired display.
Westbrook was given a standing ovation when he achieved the feat with an assist to Paul George in the final quarter of a 120-111 win.
The 2016-17 MVP savored the moment in a contest which he finished with 21 points, 14 rebounds and 11 assists.
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“Definitely an unbelievable moment,” Westbrook said. “I don’t know, because honestly, bro, I know what I’m capable of doing, and I just go out and compete and whatever happens, happens, man.
“I never even dreamed of playing in the NBA or standing here talking to you guys. So each moment is a blessing for me. Each time I get to walk into this locker room and see my name up there, it’s a blessing for me.
“That’s an unbelievable moment in of itself. Just to be able to wake up and be able to have a job, have a jersey, have a name on your back, because to me that’s a blessing itself and something I never even dreamed about as a kid.”
Westbrook and Paul George also made history by becoming the first teammates in NBA history to achieve a 20-point triple-double in the same game.
George poured in 47 points, with 10 assists and 12 rebounds.