Big O, LeBron among those to congratulate Westbrook on triple-doubles crown

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Big O, others congratulate Westbrook on triple-doubles crown originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington

There was no shortage of congratulations for Russell Westbrook on breaking the NBA's all-time triple-doubles record on Monday night. 

With his 10th rebound in the fourth quarter against the Atlanta Hawks, Westbrook secured his 182nd career triple-double to pass Oscar Robertson's once seemingly impossible mark.

The praise and congratulatory messages followed in quick succession. 

The Wizards tweeted out a video with the top-five players on the triple-doubles leaderboard sending their warmest messages of support. 

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"I'm very happy for you," Robertson said. "Your family is very proud of you and I salute you for all your accomplishments in the game of basketball." 

Magic Johnson, who is third on the NBA's all-time triple-doubles charts with 138, also said congrats. The list doesn't stop there, though. Jason Kidd, in fourth place now with 107, was right behind him. 

"What a feat. Incredible," Kidd said. "You left me a long time ago, but you're going to go down as Mr. Triple-Double." 

"Love you man," said LeBron James, who sits fifth in triple-doubles with 99 in his career. "It's an incredible feat. Someone had to do it, why not you? Impressive, bro. Impressive." 

While Westbrook surely will appreciate the love from those Hall of Famers, he also got some supportive messages from his own camp here in Washington. 

"What up, Brodie," Westbrook's backcourt mate Bradley Beal said. "Wanted to congratulate you on 182, and counting. Thank you for allowing me to be a part of it, congrats."

From Oklahoma City to Washington, head coach Scott Brooks has seen Westbrook's otherworldly athleticism reach this milestone in-person more than anyone else. 

"Congratulations, Russell. What an accomplishment. I've been fortunate enough to coach you for your first seven years of your career," Brooks said. "I've seen a lot of work you've put in." 

Other notable names who sent their regards included NBA commissioner Adam Silver, Wizards owner Ted Leonsis, Westbrook's brother Ray, father Russell, mother Shannon, and wife Nina and three kids. 

But it didn't stop there. With the Monumental Sports and Entertainment family also boasting all-time great figures like Capitals star Alex Ovechkin and Mystics start Elena Delle Donne, the outpouring messages were touching. Front office personnel like John Thompson III and former Bullets star Phil Chenier also chimed in. 

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