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Dandridge’s point is a good one when comparing stars across decades of change in the same sport. “This is a different era in basketball. The game is played differently,” Dandridge said. “Sure Westbrook is a great player, but you can’t compare too many people to the Big O and I don’t think anybody’s trying to do that. There’s room for Oscar and Westbrook in the record books.”
When Wizards point guard Russell Westbrook broke Robertson’s all-time triple-doubles record on May 10, he made the once impossible mark seem like a forgone conclusion with the tear he was on the last two months of the regular season. Though Dandridge recognized the incredible achievement, he made sure to make an important distinction. “I was happy for him, his family, and was happy for the Wizards that they have someone of that caliber,” Dandridge said. “Not in a demeaning, but in a praising way, you know he’s a great player, (but) the Big O is the Big O.”
Zach Kram: This is Luka Doncic’s second career 30-point triple-double in the playoffs. The only players with more are LeBron (15), Oscar (8), and Westbrook (6). Luka’s played only seven playoff games overall.
Justin Kubatko: Luka Doncic through three seasons: 5,115 PTS, 1,663 REB, 1,534 AST. The only other players in NBA history to record at least 5,000 points, 1,500 rebounds, and 1,500 assists through their first three seasons are Oscar Robertson and LeBron James.
Justin Kubatko: Giannis Antetokounmpo this season: ✅ 28.1 PPG ✅ 11.0 RPG ✅ 5.9 APG Antetokounmpo is just the second player in NBA history to average at least 25p/10r/5a per game in three consecutive seasons, joining Oscar Robertson (1960-61 to 1962-63). pic.twitter.com/1zbPrrjHOh
Sarah K. Spencer: Trae Young is the 2nd-youngest player in NBA history to reach 1,800 career assists, per @HawksPR (behind LeBron James). He’s the 6th-fastest (204 career games) to do so, behind: Oscar Robertson, Tim Hardaway, Kevin Johnson, Mark Jackson, Chris Paul.