LeBron James became the first player in NBA history to record a triple-double against every team in the league following a 25 point, 11 rebounds and 10 assist outing against the Thunder on Tuesday.
It’s a truly incredible feat when you sit back and think about some of the greatest players to ever play the game and how James is the only one on the list of players to accomplish this feat. The funniest part about it all was that following the game, James said he had no idea he even pulled the accomplishment off.
Another interesting thing happened after the game involving James and assistant coach Jason Kidd.
James may have posted the triple-double and pushed his team to a five-point win, but he also turned the ball over seven times and Kidd was quick to remind him about his sloppy play.
“He said I was pretty bad tonight at first because of my seven turnovers and I agreed,” James said according go The Athletic’s Bill Oram. “He’s the first person to come critique me after the game which I love and then he said congratulations with the feat I was able to do.”
That’s some intense coaching from Kidd. Sure, he may have mentioned the seven turnovers with a bit of a tongue-in-cheek manner, but he still pointed them out before moving on and congratulating James.
It’s worth noting that Kidd recorded 107 triple-doubles during his playing days which is good enough for fourth on the all-time triple-double list.
Tuesday’s triple-double was James’ fifth of the season in 14 games played giving him 86 triple-doubles in his career.