Since 1986, there have been only 12 games wherein a player posted at least 40 points, 10 rebounds, and 10 assists. Half of those are split between Michael Jordan and LeBron James. Each has posted three. Included in the list of players to also accomplish this Herculean feat are cousins Vince Carter and Tracy McGrady, Larry Bird on two occasions, Michael Adams, and Chris Webber. Here are some interesting facts about these performances.
- LeBron James was the youngest player in the group to post these numbers. He was just 20 years old on April 9th, 2005 when he put 40, 10, and 10 on Milwaukee. Larry Bird was the oldest to do it at age 35 in March of ’92.
- There has NOT been a 50 point triple double in the modern era. LeBron came close to posting one last year in New York, but he fell one rebound short, despite really trying.
- 40, 10, and 10 has been good for a win 75% of the time. The Cavaliers and Bulls are responsible for all three losses. It’s also tough to do on the road. Only four of the 12 instances were on the road.
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