Averaging a triple-double in a single season: Oscar Robertson (Cincinnati Royals) and Russell Westbrook (Oklahoma City Thunder) are the only players in NBA history to achieve this feat. During the 1961–62 season, Robertson averaged 30.8 points, 12.5 rebounds, and 11.4 assists per game.
Kudos should go out to Russell Westbrook for not only averaging a triple double for the season, but recording 42 triple doubles for the season, thus surpassing Robertson’s record of 41 set back in the 1961-1962 season. He is definitely in elite company.
In looking at photos of great NBA stars of the past, I was amazed at some of the numbers put up by one Oscar Robertson, “the Big O”.
The Triple Double is kind of an elusive stat, given that it can be made up of any three of the five primary offensive statistics in basketball. But however you define it, there’s no question who owns the title as the greatest Triple Double machine ever: Oscar Robertson. And if you need proof, there’s this crazy record which will never be equaled, let alone broken: in 1961-62, The Big O actually averaged a Triple Double for the entire season. His stats that year: 30.8 points per game, 12.5 rebounds per game, and 11.4 assists per game. Naturally, he also holds the career mark for Triple Doubles, with 181. We won’t see that again.
The #Michigan State Spartan basketball team was on display tonight under the national spotlight against Kansas in the Champions Classic in Chicago and they didn’t disappoint their fans in pulling out a 79-73 victory. The star of the show for the Spartans was their main man, #Denzel Valentine who registered a triple double with 29 points, 12 rebounds and 12 assists. The last Spartan to register a triple double against Kansas was #Magic Johnson. It’s clear that Valentine is poised to have a great senior season in leading the Spartans. Freshman #Matt McQuaid was also very impressive as well as he hit three 3-pointers and showed he has ice water in his veins as he was not in awe of being on the big stage. He showed he will be an important member of the playing group this year.