Another day, another milestone and credential for those who think Lebron is the Greatest of All Time. Last night during the Lakers 112-107 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder , Lebron James became the first player in NBA history to record a triple double against every NBA franchise.
Moreover, the day in age where the greats such as Magic Johnson , Oscar Robinson, Wilt Chamberlain, Steve Nash, and Jason Kidd who didn’t fulfill this statistical performance, you would think this milestone would have been accomplished a while ago, but King James in his second year with the Lakers made this possible.
Lebron’s stat line for last night included 25 points, 11 rebounds, and 10 assists.
When asked about his thoughts on the milestone Lebron stated,
“I’ve had some great teammates, coaches to facilitate. My teammates have made shots for me throughout my career. Coaches have put me in a position to be successful scoring the ball , and hopefully throughout all those triple doubles I got a winning record in those games”
It’s been debated on shows such as ESPN’s First Take and Around The Horn that at times they feel players are just “padding their stats” versus trying to actually win ball games. In addition, analyst will say whatever, whenever to get views and clicks on their material to stay relevant.
Lebron gave credit to head coach Frank Vogel allowing him to run the show (as expected) when asked about him being top 5 in the league with an average of 10 assists per game.
James emphasized the importance of protecting the ball at all times in reference to having 7 turnovers versus the Thunder.
He made it noted, he will indeed make it a priority to be efficient with the basketball.
Lebron was inserted into the role as starting point guard for the starting duration of the season due to former NBA Champion and point guard specialist, Rajon Rondo being sidelined due to injury. Rondo did play last night showcasing a stat line of 8 points and 10 assists with 0 turnovers.
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