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DOUBLE BRUIN TRIPLE DOUBLE

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Brookie’s and Kareem — UCLA’s Russell Westbrook tallies a Triple-Double with 51 Points, 13 Rebounds and 10 Assists, the NBA’s first Triple-Double with at least 50 Points since UCLA’s Kareem Abdul-Jabbar did it in 1975

Wow.  It is awesome when a Bruin Star does something in the Pro’s that hasn’t been done in 40 years.  It’s even better when the guy that did it 40 years ago was also a Bruin Star!  On Friday night, Russell Westbrook led his Oklahoma City Thunder to a victory over the Phoenix Suns, by scoring 51, and adding 13 Boards and 10 Dimes.  Westbrook is arguably the greatest Triple-Double machine in recent history, and now that Kevin Durant is no longer on the Thunder, Westbrook will probably add to that legacy, joining Magic Johnson and a few others at the top of the pantheon of greatness.

Russell’s feat on Friday hasn’t been accomplished since 1975 — the year of John Wooden’s final NCAA Championship — when the Lakers’ Kareem Abdul-Jabbar had a game where he reached 50 while also notching double-digits in Caroms and Assists.  Abdul-Jabbar is obviously a charter member of any pantheon of greatness that you can find, being the all-time NBA Scoring Leader, and possessing 6 Championship Rings and 6 MVP Awards to go with that Scoring Title.

It’s pretty cool for Kareem’s fellow Bruin to accomplish something so spectacular that it puts the name Abdul-Jabbar back in the headlines, for something other than writing articles that straighten out backwards-thinkers on Racism and the like.

Now speaking of “spectacular” and “Bruins,” here are 35 more photos of the unparalleled UCLA Spirit Squad.

"DOUBLE BRUIN TRIPLE DOUBLE" was published on October 30th, 2016 and is listed in Blue & Gold News, UCLA/usc/Cheerleader Photos.

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