Lakers’ LeBron James becomes oldest player to record three straight triple-doubles
Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James just notched his third straight triple-double and he’s now the oldest player to do so.
In their comeback win against the Chicago Bulls on Tuesday, James dropped 30 points, 10 rebounds, and 11 assists. Per Justin Kubatko of Stat Muse, James beat Jason Kidd — one of the Lakers’ assistant coaches — as the oldest player to record three consecutive triple-doubles.
The @Lakers LeBron James is the oldest player in NBA history to record three consecutive triple-doubles. James is 34 years and 310 days old today, slightly older than Jason Kidd was when he recorded his third straight triple-double on Jan. 8, 2008 (34 years, 291 days).
— Justin Kubatko (@jkubatko) November 6, 2019
James’ triple-double streak started with his 39-12-16 performance in their win against the Dallas Mavericks on Nov. 1. He followed it up with 21 points, 11 rebounds, and 13 assists in a win over the San Antonio Spurs.
So far, the four-time MVP is averaging 25.5 points, 8.0 rebounds, and 11.2 assists. He’s also shooting 47.4 percent from the field, 28.1 percent from deep, and 75.6 percent from the free-throw line.
Amid all his individual achievements, the Lakers have been lighting it up in the young season. Their win over the Bulls brings their winning streak to six games and their win-loss record stands at 6-1.
Though there’s a ton of season left to play, Lakers fans are ecstatic about the performance of James and the entire team. They claim that the Lakers — after years of drought — are finally back. James continues to put up impressive numbers. Only this time, his stats are trickling over to the win column.