);
Russell Westbrook

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

Russell Westbrook
(Getty Images)

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.

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.

More from NBA.com

#Rubio
Rubio, Gasol headline World Cup All-Star Five
Benyam Kidane
popovich-walker-ftr.jpg
What's next for USA Basketball?
Kyle Irving
#FIBA #Spain
Gasol, Spain win World Cup gold
Gilbert McGregor
#Gasol
Gasol wins historic back-to-back championships
Micah Adams
campazzo-ftr.jpg
Who is Argentina's Facundo Campazzo?
Kyle Irving
#France
France claim World Cup bronze medal
Benyam Kidane
More News