So immediately after recording his 4th straight triple double, people started talking about MJ’s streak. In 1989 when he had 10 triple doubles in 11 games:
Crazy streak. For three straight weeks the dude had a triple double. So last night I went down the rabbit hole looking at the best Triple Double performances in NBA/Basketball history.
5. Manute Bol dropping 32 points, 29 rebounds, 31 blocks in college at D3 Bridgeport
31 blocks is hilarious. Just not fair that some 7 foot 7 tree sitting in the middle of the lane swatting away some D3 white boys 31 times. Also fun fact Manute Bol invented the phrase “my bad” because he didnt know the correct phrase was “my fault.”
4. FAT LEVER going 31 points, 16 rebounds, 20 assists, 6 steals in 1988
The top 5 players with most triple doubles in NBA history is Oscar, Magic, J Kidd, Wilt, and Larry Bird. Number 6 is your boy Lafayette Lever. One of the greatest games ever from a dude with one of the greatest names ever.
3. David Robinson’s Quadruple Double – 34 points, 10 rebounds, 10 assists, 10 blocks
Only 4 Quadruple Doubles ever and The Admiral had the biggest of all dropping 34 to go along with 10 boards assists and blocks. David Robinson is a criminally underrated player. Remember that time he dropped 71 points? Bananas.
2. Wilt’s Double Triple Double 22 points, 25 rebounds, 21 assists
This gets the nod over the Quadruple Doubles because it happened in 1968 when blocks werent a recorded stat. Wilt probably had 10+ blocks that night too so technically it was a quadruple double.
1. Oscar Robertson averaging 31 points, 13 rebs, 11 assists in 1961-62
Disgusting. Absolutely disgusting. Not that Oscar flies under the radar, but I still feel like hes under appreciated. He’s just a little more forgotten than some of the other greats for one reason or another. 178 career triple doubles. 40 more than second place Magic. In 1961-62 you could bank on a triple double on an average night from The Big O. Nuts.
Kareem 50 points, 10 rebounds, 11 assists - To be honest this should take the place of Fat Lever but I wanted to have Fat Lever on the list strictly because of his name
Ice Cube messing around and getting a triple double during his Good Day – You know how hard it is to get a triple double playing street ball? Playing by 1s, relying on the guys in the playground for your assists, keeping track of your stats. You could argue Cube’s playground triple double is the most impressive of all.