The torch has been passed.
Fresh off a ceremony in Oklahoma City after Thunder star Russell Westbrook broke Oscar Robertson's single season record for triple doubles, the University of Cincinnati grad and NBA Hall of Famer talked about Westbrook, the NBA and triple doubles with Andy Furman on the Andy Furman Podcast.
Westbrook broke Robertson's record on Sunday. The Thunder flew him to Oklahoma City for the ceremony on Wednesday.
Robertson talked about his respect for Westbrook and the ceremony. Despite what others have said about Houston Rockets' star James Harden deserving the NBA MVP award, Robertson said Westbrook is the MVP in his book.
"If you ask me, I think it should be Russell Westbrook over James Harden," Robertson said.
Furman said it was harder to get a triple double in Robertson's day. Robertson didn't weigh in on that, but he said in his day there were more great centers that made it difficult to get rebounds.
"Rebounds are harder to get when you are going for a triple double," Robertson said.
Listen to this episode of the Andy Furman podcast in the audio player above.
- 0:30 - Andy Furman and Ken Broo discuss the latest with the Cincinnati Reds
- 15:20 - Oscar Robertson talks triple doubles, NBA, his respect for Russell Westbrook