Russell Westbrook was drafted with the 4th pick in the 2008 NBA draft by the Seattle SuperSonics. He recorded his first career triple-double with 17 points, 10 assists and 10 rebounds against the Dallas Mavericks on March 2, 2009, and averaged 15.3 points per game in his rookie season. During his second year in the league, Thunder qualified for playoffs and Westbrook averaged 20.5 points per games against the eventual champions in round 1. Westbrook was selected as an all-star for the first time in 2011. During the 2012-13 season, Westbrook helped Thunder to finish#1 seed in the Western Conference but due to tear in his right meniscus was ruled out of the playoffs after the game 2 of round one. During the 2013 season, he underwent an arthroscopic surgery on his right knee and was given limited minutes on return.
During the game 4 of Western Conference Finals 2014, Westbrook recorded 40 points, 10 assists,5 rebounds, and 5 steals. He scored 48 points against the Pelicans on February 6, 2015. On March 4, 2015, Westbrook 49 points with 10 assists and a16 rebounds against the Philadelphia 76ers. He scored 54 points against the Indiana Pacers on April 12, 2015. Westbrook recorded 16 points, 15 assists, 8 rebounds, and 5 steals against the Charlotte Hornets on January 20, 2016. On March 7, 2016, he scored a career-high 58 points against the Portland Trail Blazers. During Game 2 of first-round playoffs, Westbrook had 51 points with the highest scoring triple-double in playoff history.
Westbrook signed a five-year, $205 million contract extension with the Thunder on September 29, 2017. During the 2017-18 season, he became the first player in league history to record a triple-double against 29 different opponents. He became the fourth player in NBA history to record 100 triple-doubles on March 13, 2018.