Chris Paul congratulates LeBron James on triple-double feat
Congrats my brother on being the FIRST player in NBA history to record a triple double against every team… and to do it in year 17 too! Continue to beat the odds @KingJames #Brotherhood pic.twitter.com/nZ7143CGfZ
— Chris Paul (@CP3) November 20, 2019
James accomplished the feat by putting up 25 points, 11 rebounds, and 10 assists in the Lakers’ 112-107 win against OKC on Tuesday night.
LeBron and CP3 have been good friends for a very long time. They are a part of the so-called banana boat crew, which also includes Dwyane Wade and Carmelo Anthony.
James has been playing well for the Lakers this season, averaging 25.0 points, 7.9 rebounds, and a league-leading 11.1 assists. He led the team to an NBA-best 12-2 record, which is the franchise’s best start since 2010.
The four-time MVP has stated on multiple occasions that he’s motivated to prove that he’s still one of the best players in the league, especially after his streak of eight straight NBA Finals appearance was snapped last season.
The season is still early, but the Lakers are determined to show their dominance on both ends of the floor. They’re currently the best defensive team in the league while their offense is top 10.
Meanwhile, CP3 and the Thunder continue to struggle this season. They have lost nine of their 14 games, and their inability to win in close games is one of the reasons for their demise. Prior to their loss against the Lakers, they also allowed the Los Angeles Clippers to come away with a 90-88 win on Monday.
The Lakers and the Thunder will meet again on Friday in Oklahoma City. LA will play 12 of their next 15 games on the road.