Russell Westbrook’s 2016-17 season was memorable and historic for many reasons, but where does it compare to some of the all-time performances?
Russell Westbrook just wrapped up a 2016-17 season that was no doubt legendary and historic. With final season averages of 31.6 points, 10.7 rebounds and 10.4 assists, he became just the second player in NBA history to average a triple-double for an entire season, following only Oscar Robertson’s performance in 1961-62.
But where does Westbrook’s season rank all-time in sports history? Here’s a hint: Robertson’s triple-double season doesn’t even make our top 10 list. Using the criteria of traditional statistics, advanced statistics, context of the time and historic significance, here’s our list of the top 10 all-time individual seasons across all sports.
Honorable mentions: Oscar Robertson (1961-62), Michael Jordan (1986-87), Peyton Manning (2013), Serena Williams (2013), Babe Ruth (1921), Richard Petty (1967).