The 2016-17 NBA season has been quite a ride for Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook. On top of leading the league in scoring, Westbrook made history Sunday by shattering Hall of Famer Oscar Robertson’s legendary triple-double record.
The Thunder guard dominated against the Denver Nuggets Sunday with 50 points, 16 rebounds, 10 assists and a buzzer-beating three-point shot to clinch the win for good measure. This brought Westbrook’s regular season triple-double total to 42, besting Robertson’s record of 41 which had stood since the 1961-62 season.
To commemorate Westbrook’s milestone season — which also saw him become the first player since Robertson to average a triple-double — Jordan Brand has cooked up a limited-edition Air Jordan XXXI inspired by one of the Thunder star’s player exclusive sneakers from 2013.
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Dubbed the “Why Not?” Air Jordan XXXI, this colorway takes notes from Westbrook’s 2013 Air Jordan 3 PE. It makes heavy use of elephant print — the Air Jordan 3’s defining feature — along with a Thunder-appropriate black, orange and blue color scheme.
The Westbrook-inspired Air Jordan XXXI will launch April 29 at jordan.com and select Jordan Brand retailers. In the meantime, the brand has released a matching “Why Not?” apparel collection, which is available now from nike.com.