LeBron James recorded the 100th triple-double of his career in the Los Angeles Lakers’ loss against the Memphis Grizzlies. He joins Russell Westbrook, Oscar Robertson, Magic Johnson and Jason Kidd as the only players to reach a triple-digit amount of career triple-doubles.
James’ unreal ability to do just about everything on a basketball court makes him one of the very best athletes in any sport. He now joins a legendary pantheon of players (that includes Westbrook, his teammate) that showcases his all-around talent as he builds upon his legacy.
James posted 64 triple-doubles with the Cleveland Cavaliers, where he spent 11 seasons playing. He tallied of them with the Miami Heat and 10 occurred with the Lakers. James needs eight to pass Kidd for the fourth-most triple-doubles in history. Although James has always been his teams’ de facto point guard, he is the first forward (and first non-point guard) to eclipse 100 career triple-doubles.
King James’ latest accomplishment is another testament to his well-rounded game and unbelievable longevity. While he may not reach the top of this list, being in the company of some of the most dynamic and dominant players in the game underscores how unique he is.
The milestone occurred during the Lakers’ 108-95 loss to the Grizzlies. James’ 20 points were second on the team behind Anthony Davis and his 11 assists and 10 rebounds led the team. Los Angeles is now 13-13 on the season. Earlier in tonight’s game, James jumped up to 11th place on the all-time steals list.