The NBA regular season has finally come to an end with many historical things happening throughout the regular season. Before stepping into the playoffs, we’ll look into some amazing records that players have broken and set.
Last year’s MVP, Russell Westbrook, finished this season averaging a triple double a second season in a row. Westbrook is the first player to ever do so in NBA history. On his last game of the 17-18 NBA season, Westbrook just needed to pick up 16 rebounds to complete this incredible feat and indubitably he did so by grabbing 20 rebounds against the Memphis Grizzlies.
Debatably the greatest player to ever pick up a basketball, LeBron James, recorded many incredible records this year. For starters he’s one of the oldest veteran players to play all 82 games in a season and lead the NBA in minutes with his 15th season in the NBA. He also passed Michael Jordan for most consecutive games with 10+ points, Michael Jordan left off with 866 and LeBron keeps his streak going. James also reached 30,000 thousand career points this season joining just six other players to do so.
Even though many great things happened, many bad things happened as well. Many players had season ending injuries and it affected their team a great deal. For example, Jeremy Lin, a prime candidate for sixth man of the year but the very first game of the year he ruptured his patella tendon. Another season ending injury in game one of the season was Gordon Hayward. Hayward suffered a gruesome ankle injury no less than six minutes into the season that put him out of his first season with his new team, the Boston Celtics.
The 17-18 regular season was an incredible one to watch and we can only hope the playoffs holds more intensity within it with more records to be set, broken, and leaving us in awe.