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LeBron James sets another old man record in win vs. Warriors

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Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James has set yet another milestone in his 18th season.

After finishing with a triple-double against the Golden State Warriors on Monday, StatMuse said LeBron became the first player in NBA history to tally 10 triple-doubles after turning 35 years old.

The King, who finished with 22 points, 11 rebounds, and 10 assists against the Warriors, is having yet another impressive season. He is averaging 25.6 points, 7.9 rebounds, and 7.8 assists prior to Monday’s contest. 

LeBron’s 10 triple-doubles after turning 35 years old edged out the eight achieved by Jason Kidd, and completely eclipsed the three each that Pau Gasol and Paul Pierce managed. He is fifth in NBA history for most career triple-doubles with 98.

These numbers speak to LBJ’s unparalleled longevity. Also according to StatMuse, he is averaging the highest point total of any player in their 18th season, surpassing all-time greats such as Karl Malone, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and Dirk Nowitzki.

There is no telling how long LeBron could maintain this level of production as he seems to stay at his peak every year despite being one of the oldest players in the NBA. 

Bronny James is still in high school but it seems like his dad will still be able to play at a high level when he becomes NBA age. There has long been speculation surrounding LeBron’s desire to play with his son. It is uncertain if Bronny will make it to the NBA, and even if he does, LeBron James may not be playing anymore. But if the stars align, them playing together will be a sight to see.