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LeBron James sets old-man record with incredible triple-double vs. Thunder

LeBron James, Lakers, Kobe Bryant, Jason Kidd, Thunder

LeBron James is far from being done. The Los Angeles Lakers superstar seemed to have found the next gear on his 18th season and continues to dominate night in and night out. On Monday, the four-time NBA MVP tallied another triple-double performance against the Oklahoma City Thunder. This marks LeBron’s third triple-double this season, his ninth after turning 35 years old.

He finished with 28 points, 14 boards, and 12 assists in their 119-112 overtime win against the Thunder. Per StatMuse, LeBron passed Jason Kidd for most triple-doubles after turning 35 years old while also passing Lakers legend Kobe Bryant for most triple-doubles 18 seasons in.

Not bad for an old man.

The King helped the Lakers win their 19th home win of the season against the visiting Thunder, extending their winning streak to five games. LBJ’s steady form has helped the Lakers stay on track as they continue their journey to defend their crown.

LeBron, who was putting up a team-high 25.5 points on top 7.7 rebounds and 7.8 assists prior to Monday’s game, continuously makes history at this point of his career and it’s nothing short of incredible. Every season, the four-time Finals MVP somehow impresses his followers while silencing his critics. After 18 seasons, it’s been almost automatic that he goes deep in his bag of tricks to pull off impressive evenings like this one. The scary part is, there have been no signs of him slowing down anytime soon.

Remember the time when cynics were claiming that LeBron James was a “Washed King” already? Well, their silence has been deafening.