luka doncicof dallas mavericksmakes NBA history again, now reaching 50 career triple doublesbecoming only the tenth player in history to reach the markand the second youngest to achieve it.
During the 127-99 win over Denver NuggetsDoncic signed up 33 points, 12 rebounds and 11 assistsat the age of 23 years and 263 days, which places it historicallye second only to the legendary Oscar Robertswho did it with 23 years and 42 days.
the legend of the Cincinnati Royals and Milwaukee Bucksis also ahead of Luka in the number of parties in which the mark was reached, doing so in 111 encounterswhile it took the Slovenian 278.
Beside robertson and doncicthe only other player to accomplish the feat before the age of 25 it was Earvin ‘Magic’ Johnson of Los Angeles Lakers.
Luka Doncic has just become the 10th player in @NBA history to record 50 triple-doubles.
Dončić is the second-fastest player to reach 50 triple-doubles, both in terms of age:
23y-42d, Oscar Robertson
and in terms of games played:
278, Doncic pic.twitter.com/3se5c5XGCH
— Mavs PR (@MavsPR) November 19, 2022
The performance of the Slovenian also marks the 25th time in his career in which he scored at least 30 points to produce the triple doublewhich places it as fifth in the historical list next to Robertson, Russell Westbrook, LeBron James and James Hardenthe last three still active.
Jason KiddMavericks coach and Hall of Fame player, declared the following about what Luka has achieved:
Too impressive. It’s already rewriting the record books. It’s pretty good to be second fastest to the mark. Oscar (Robertson) was very special. Now, being behind him shows how good he is.
(With information from nba)