Russell Westbrook Dedicates 20-20-20 Triple-Double to Nipsey Hussle

Scott Polacek@@ScottPolacekFeatured ColumnistApril 3, 2019

Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) runs out and roars to the crowd before an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Lakers Tuesday, April 2, 2019, in Oklahoma City. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
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Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook shined during Tuesday's 119-103 win over the Los Angeles Lakers and dedicated his performance to the late Nipsey Hussle afterward.

Westbrook finished with 20 points, 20 rebounds and 21 assists, which made him the first player since Wilt Chamberlain to put up a 20-20-20 triple-double.

He spoke about the late rapper after the win:


"That was for Nipsey." πŸ’™πŸ™ Russ dedicates his 20-20-20 performance to the late Nipsey Hussle. https://t.co/KbkvwD3z0M

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Russ is the first player since Wilt to record a 20/20/20 game. https://t.co/9r8LjJKXlU

Hussle was shot and killed Sunday outside of the clothing store he owned in Los Angeles, according to Eliott C. McLaughlinΒ of CNN. He was 33 years old.

Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James was among the numerous athletes who reacted to the rapper's death:

LeBron James @KingJames

❀️ so heavy today! Can’t shake it. Long Live Nip! πŸ™πŸΎπŸ‘‘

Westbrook and the Thunder are now tied with the San Antonio Spurs for No. 7 seed in the Western Conference following the win.


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