LeBron is oldest player since Kobe Bryant to have 30-point triple-double

LeBron James has been a model of consistency throughout his career, and at 35 years old, he’s proven to still be one of the best players in the NBA.

James earned his eighth triple-double of the season Wednesday night when the Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Phoenix Suns. He scored 31 points, grabbed 13 rebounds and tallied 12 assists as the Lakers got their third straight win.

According to Sportsnet Stats, James became the oldest player since former Lakers guard Kobe Bryant to achieve a 30-point triple-double. James turned 35 on Dec. 30, 2019.

Bryant was 36 years old when he achieved his triple-double Nov. 30, 2014. He scored 31 points, grabbed 11 rebounds and dished 12 assists.

As one of the most multi-dimensional players ever, James has 89 career-triple doubles. He ranks fifth in career triple-doubles, and he’s second in the category among active players. Houston Rockets guard Russell Westbrook has the most triple doubles of any active player (144).

The Lakers have benefited from James’ eight triple-doubles, as they are 6-2 when he earns a triple-double. The Lakers will look to extend their win streak to four games Friday, when they’ll play the New Orleans Pelicans.

 

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