LOS ANGELES – LeBron James completed his triple double collection on Tuesday.
With 25 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists in 112-107 wins over the Oklahoma City Thunder, the Los Angeles Lakers superstar was the first player in league history to record a triple double against all 30 NBA teams, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.
Throughout his career, James handed out triple doubles to opponents as Oprah Winfrey gave cars to his audience, but this season he raised his rating. Thunder was the fifth triple double in James's 14 games, which included three triple dubs in a row during a 3-0 trip through Dallas, San Antonio, and Chicago.
In this 17th season, he scored an average of 25 points, 7.6 rebounds and 11.2 assists in the league per game.
James encouraged Russell Westbrook to be the first to complete the feat. Coincidentally, Westbrook in his triple double is missing only Thunder; he played in Oklahoma City his entire career, and in the offseason he was exchanged for Houston Rockets.
Lakers assistant coach Jason Kidd is third with a triple double against 28 teams, Larry Bird is fourth (25) and Magic Johnson is fifth (24). However, Byrd and Johnson played most of their careers before the league had two rounds of extensions.
James now has 86 career triple takes, which are fifth in all time.