Shai Gilgeous-Alexander shouts out Russell Westbrook after first career triple-double

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Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is certainly carrying the torch from his predecessor in Oklahoma Metropolis.

The Thunder guard recorded the primary triple-double of his NBA career in a win over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Monday, putting up an enormous 20 factors, 20 rebounds, and 10 assists. After the game, Gilgeous-Alexander gave a shout-out to Thunder nice Russell Westbrook a.okay.a Mr. Triple Double.

“Tryna catch Russ to be trustworthy,” stated the 21-year-old. “20-20-20 subsequent, you understand what I’m saying?”

Indeed, Westbrook recorded a 20-20-20 recreation simply last April for the Thunder in a recreation towards the Los Angeles Lakers. While Gilgeous-Alexander has stated that he is not trying to fill Westbrook’s shoes, he may have a tough time avoiding the comparisons if he retains putting up stat strains like this.