Sunday, April 9, 2017
Russell Westbrook has 50 points, buzzer-beater in record 42nd triple-double
Today Russell Westbrook had a record breaking Triple double breaking Oscar Robertson's 41 triple doubles in a season. Not only that he also did it capping other records such as most Triple doubles with 50 plus points as well as most triple doubles with 40 plus points. However, people believe that with a wider variety of player capabilities, capping triple doubles is easier than it was for Robertson. Who had to compete with Bill Russel and Wilt Chamberlain. As well as there not being many 3 point shooters back in the day. Unlike today where every team has at least one good shooter. In addition to fouling, where back then many plays were hard to pull off because fouls were not called or were a lot harder. Unlike today where we have the hand check and Flagrant fouls causing players to be a lot more careful on the court. Because of this many people are arguing about reapplying hand checking to make defense more effective. This can be tied to Bush's election in 2000 where he received Fewer popular votes but won the electoral college votes. Because of that they questioned whether they should continue the use of the electoral college. Do you believe that hand checking should be reimplemented into the NBA? Do you believe the electoral college should be used to elect the president of the US? Were Westbrook's Triple doubles more easily obtained than Robertson's?