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BREAKING: Russell Westbrook Makes Extraordinary NBA History

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On Monday evening, the Los Angeles Lakers are in Recent York, taking over the Brooklyn Nets at Barclays Center.

The Lakers are playing without their two best players, LeBron James and Anthony Davis. 

Subsequently, nine-time NBA All-Star Russell Westbrook is playing an enormous role for the night.

Throughout the game, he made NBA history, as he has now passed Basketball Hall of Famer Gary Payton on the all-time assists list.

Moving ahead of Payton puts Westbrook in the highest ten, so it’s one other extraordinary accomplishment so as to add to his future Hall of Fame resume.

Through 1,335 regular season games, Payton recorded 8,966 assists, while Westbrook now has 8,967 assists in 1,069 games. 

The Lakers Tweeted: “Welcome to the highest ten for dimes in league history, @russwest44.”

Westbrook is in his fifteenth season within the NBA (second with the Lakers), and have spending his entire profession as a starter, he has come off the bench this yr. 

Coming into the matchup with the Nets, the previous UCLA star had averages of 15.8 points, 6.3 rebounds, 7.5 assists and 1.0 steals per contest in 47 games (44 off the bench). 

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