Back in April 2017, Russell Westbrook was dubbed the “triple-double king” by none other than Oscar Robertson, who held the record of scoring the most triple-doubles in one season until last year. In order to surpass Oscar’s triple-double average; Russell also needed 16 assists, in addition to scoring his 42nd triple-double, and he finally did it on April 9th, 2017. The first anniversary of Russell’s triple-double season is approaching and he seems to be aiming for another during the current 2017–18 NBA season. In commemoration of his record-breaking achievement from last year, a special colorway of Russell Westbrook’s Jordan Why Not Zer0.1 has been whipped up.
Russell Westbrook seems to have amassed quite the impressive stats this NBA season. As of now, he has been scoring an average of 25.4 points per game, which is the highest he ever has in his entire career. Furthermore, he has been playing an average of 36.3 minutes per game. He has even achieved the third-highest field goal percentage of his career, i.e. .450. Additionally, he has currently been scoring the highest assists in the NBA, i.e. 10.2 per game. Last but not least, if he manages to maintain a 12 rebound per game average, this could end up being his second consecutive triple-double season.
After Oscar Robertson, Russell Westbrook became the second NBA player to average a triple-double over a single season. Russell undoubtedly made history last year and Jordan Brand is paying tribute to it with a Why Not Zer0.1 iteration that has been dubbed “Triple Double.” Somewhat dressed up in the team colors of the Oklahoma City Thunder, this iteration appears to have sleek Black-colored uppers, with a Sunset Orange hue covers the heels, inner lining and outsoles. “04/09/17,” the date of Russell’s historic achievement can be spotted beneath the right outsole, while the right one features “31/10/10,” which were his average stats last year.
Since this colorway pays homage to Russell Westbrook’s triple-double season, it would make sense for it not only join this month’s Air Jordan releases 2018, but to also hit the shelves on the anniversary of the achievement. Hence, the Jordan Why Not Zer0.1 “Triple Double” is making its retail debut on April 9th, 2018 and will be available at a price of $125.
Jordan Why Not Zer0.1 “Triple Double”
Black/Black-Signal Blue-Team Orange
Release Date: April 9th, 2018
AA2510-015 | $125