LeBron James Makes NBA History With Triple-Double as Lakers Win

James became the first player in history to log a triple-double against all 30 NBA teams

LeBron James Makes NBA History With Triple-Double in Win
LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers controls the ball. (Sean M. Haffey/Getty)
By Evan Bleier / November 20, 2019 8:16 am

With 25 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Tuesday, LeBron James became the first player in league history to record a triple-double against all 30 NBA teams, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.

The 112-107 win over the Thunder was the fifth victory in a row for the Lakers, who have won 12 of their last 13 games and boast the best record in the NBA at 12-2.

The Lakers superstar has been more focused on his passing than at any other point in his career and the 34-year-old forward is leading the NBA this season with 11.1 assists per game, nearly four more than his career average.

James has at least 10 assists in six consecutive games, one of the biggest reasons he has five triple-doubles in LA’s last 10 games

Last night, James was actually kind of close to getting a quadruple-double.

“I had no idea. Coach (Frank) Vogel came in here and said, ‘Congratulations,’ and I thought he was joking about my seven turnovers,” James said after the game. “I really don’t know what to think about it. I just think it’s a pretty cool stat to know, and I’m glad it happened in a win.”

Interestingly, the first time James played the Thunder in 2004 (when they were still the SuperSonics in 2004), he finished one rebound and one assist shy of a triple-double.

James is fifth in NBA history with 86 triple-doubles overall,  behind just Oscar Robertson, Russell Westbrook, Magic Johnson and Jason Kidd.

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