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Historic double-triple-double signed Westbrook, dedicated to rapper Hussle

Russell Westbrook, meneur du Oklahoma City Thunder, le 17 février 2019 à Charlotte (Caroline du Nord) I GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA/AFP/Archives / STREETER LECKA

Oklahoma City leader Russell became Tuesday the second player in history to earn a double-triple-double, with 20 points, 20 rebounds and 21 assists, and immediately dedicated him to Nipsey Hussle, a recently murdered rapper.

In the Thunder’s victory over the Los Angeles Lakers (119-103), Westbrook matched Wilt Chamberlain’s statistical feat: the 1960s icon had achieved the first double-triple-double of the North American Championship, with 22 points, 25 rebounds and 21 assists, in a Philadelphia 76ers match against Detroit in 1968.

Rapper Nipsey Hussle, February 7, 2019 in Los Angeles I GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP / Archives / Matt Winkelmeyer

 

“It was not for me,” commented Westbrook on TNT television after the game. “It was for my brother, it was for Nipsey … 20 plus 20 plus 20 … it’s for my brother, rest in peace Nipsey”. [/ Perfectpullquote]

Nipsey Hussle, a Grammy-nominated 33-year-old rapper, was shot dead Sunday in Los Angeles, sparking many tributes from rap stars. He was shot at close range in front of his own clothing store by a man who escaped by car. A suspect was arrested on Tuesday.


par AFP

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