LA Lakers’ LeBron James scored his third consecutive triple-double against Chicago Bulls on Wednesday, November 6, and became the first Laker in 32 years to do so. LA Lakers shared the news on Twitter, which 'King' James retweeted with the caption #WashedKing, a shushing face emoji and a crown. The caption was James’ subtle way of mocking everyone who has previously called him a washed king.
First Laker with three straight triple-doubles in 32 years. All hail the King 👑👑👑 pic.twitter.com/2W9IatY7CK— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) November 6, 2019
📊 @KingJames has posted 3-straight TRIPLE-DOUBLES for the @Lakers, totaling 90 PTS, 33 REB, 40 AST in the stretch!— NBA.com/Stats (@nbastats) November 6, 2019
The only other player in the last 50 years with 90 PTS, 30 REB, 40 AST over a 3-game span is @russwest44 (96 PTS, 43 REB, 40 AST from Feb. 15-26, 2017). pic.twitter.com/qx8kKg67ET
👑 @KingJames is the oldest player in @NBAHistory to record 3-straight TRIPLE-DOUBLES (34 years, 310 days old)!— NBA.com/Stats (@nbastats) November 6, 2019
Previous was @RealJasonKidd (Jan. 4, 2008 / 34 years, 291 days old). pic.twitter.com/J5cfjkXF8b
NBA stats also tweeted about James' triple-double. His triple-doubles total to 90 points, 33 rebounds and 40 assists. Russell Westbrook is the only other player in the last 50 years to have a 90-30-40 score over a span of three games. Westbrook had scored 96 points, 43 rebounds and 40 assists from 15-26 February 2017. He is also the oldest player in NBA history to do so. The previous player was Jason Kidd, who was 34 years and 291 days old. This is also James' third consecutive triple-double for the third time in his NBA career. James is now 34 years and 310 days old. The Lakers defeated bulls 118-112. LeBron James currently has an average of 25.5 points. Last season, he averaged at 27.4 points, 8.5 rebounds and 8.3 assists.