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LeBron James congratulated Russell Westbrook, then gets triple double

LeBron Westbrook Triple Double

Cleveland Cavaliers superstar LeBron James continues his impressive march through the NBA’s record books. The rungs of LeBron’s legendary ladder seem to reach far into the heavens. He’s on a steady climb.

On Sunday, the Cavaliers were in Philadelphia for a matinee show-down with the 76’ers inside The Wells Fargo Center, resulting in a grind-out 112-108 Cleveland victory.

Kyrie Irving led all Cleveland scorers in Sunday’s game, en route to 39 points, four rebounds, and two assists. James’ 26 points, 13 assists, and 10 rebounds equated to the 45th triple-double of his career.

After seeing Russell Westbrook, who until today was tied with James for sixth all-time in the NBA’s triple-double department, rip off seven triple-doubles in Oklahoma City’s first 18 games of the season, James seems to have made it a point to respond with triple-double performances of his own.

In a congratulatory tweet on Sunday morning, James urged Westbrook to keep going. In less than six hours, James passed him on the list.

For now, James is in sole possession of sixth place all-time. Will Westbrook respond again? Or will The King extend his lead? It seems the back-and-forth rivalry will rage on into the season

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