But maybe, just maybe, all that is yet to come for the Oklahoma City star and UCLA product.
Westbrook's performance came after a 40-point, 13-rebound, 11-assist effort against Portland on Friday, making him the first person since Jordan in 1989 to have back-to-back triple-doubles with at least 40 points.
He missed Sunday's game against the Lakers due to a fractured bone in his right cheek. He wore a protective mask in making his return on Wednesday.
"It was weird," he said of wearing the gear on his face. "Had to keep wiping it. It was a total big process of trying to keep everything from fogging up. That's not going to stop me. My job is to come out, and trying to lead my team."
Even so, Westbrook probably shouldn't be expecting any calls from Bugs' agent just yet. He has a long way to go to match Jordan's greatness, even in the triple-double department -- the
But Westbrook seems to have something else on his mind anyway.
"It's definitely a blessing," Westbrook said of his big night Wednesday, "but more importantly, I think it's important that we're winning."