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Russell Westbrook

Russell Westbrook becomes the all-time leading scorer in franchise history

Russell Westbrook
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With a 3-point shot late in the second quarter in the Oklahoma City Thunder's loss to the New Orleans Pelicans on Thursday, Russell Westbrook became the all-time points leader in Thunder/Seattle Supersonics history.

He surpassed Hall of Famer and 2006 NBA champion Gary Payton (18,207 points) on the all-time leaderboard.

With a season-high 44 points in the loss, Westbrook extends his points tally to 18,247, currently good for 70th on the all-time NBA points leaderboard.

The 2016-17 MVP isn't too far behind Payton on the franchise assists' leaderboard as well. Currently with 6,661 for his career, Westbrook needs another 724 assists to overtake Payton.

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For the history books, it's important to note that although Westbrook never donned the Sonics jersey, he was drafted 4th overall in 2008 NBA Draft by the Sonics.

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