LeBron James recorded his third consecutive triple-double by scoring 30 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists while playing the Chicago Bulls on Wednesday, November 6. King James is the first LA Lakers player in 32 years. James is the oldest player to score three straight triple-doubles.
The Lakers posted on Twitter about James' Twitter, which James retweeted with the hashtag 'WashedKing', subtly shutting down people who has previously called him so. NBA stats also tweeted about James' triple-double which total to 90 points, 33 rebounds and 40 assists. Russell Westbrook is the only other player in the last 50 years to have a reached 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.
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
James is also the oldest player in NBA history to score three consecutive triple-doubles. The previous player was Jason Kidd, who was 34 years and 291 days old. James is now 34 years and 310 days old. This is also James' third consecutive triple-double for the third time in his NBA career. The Lakers won the game, defeating the Bulls 118-112. LeBron James currently has an average of 26.1 points, 8.3 rebounds and 11.1 assists. Last season, he averaged at 27.4 points, 8.5 rebounds and 8.3 assists.
📊 @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