11. Oscar Robertson
Why did everyone lose their minds over Russell Westbrook averaging a triple-double by the end of the 2016-2017 NBA season? Because he was the first player to do so since Oscar Robertson. Back in 1962, Robertson became the first player in NBA history to average a triple-double for a season, averaging 30.8 points, 12.5 rebounds, and a league-high 11.4 assists per game, despite playing in only his second season in the NBA.
Robertson flirted with the near triple double again in both 1964 and 1965, especially after finishing with averages of a career-high 31.4 points, 12 rebounds, and 9.9 rebounds per game. In 1971, Robertson was named the league’s MVP after pairing with Lew Alcindor to win the NBA title by sweeping the Baltimore Bullets 4–0.