Lakers superstars LeBron James and Russell Westbrook have rewritten the history books once again.

Both members of the NBA’s 75th anniversary team, James and Westbrook, joined another exclusive roster: teammates to record a triple-double in the same game. In the Lakers’ 132-123 victory over the Rockets on December 28, James finished with 32 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists, while Westbrook finished with 24 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists.

Not surprisingly, neither of them recorded a triple-double, as it was the 102nd triple-double in James’ career, while Westbrook, the league’s all-time leader in triple-doubles, posted a triple-double. -double No. 191 in the game. .

However, it is very rare to see two teammates record a triple-double in the same game. How weird? This is the thirteenth time in the 75-year history of the NBA that happens.

NBA teammates with triple-doubles in the same game

Date Team Player Player Adversary
December 28, 2021 Lakers LeBron James (32 points, 11 REB, 11 AST) Russell Westbrook (24 PTS, 12 REB, 10 AST) Rockets
February 18, 2021 Heat Bam Adebayo (16 PTS, 12 REB, 10 AST) Jimmy Butler (13 PTS, 10 REB, 13 AST) Kings
August 13, 2020 Grizzlies Ya Morant (12 PTS, 13 REB, 10 AST) Jonas Valanciunas (26 PTS, 19 REB, 12 AST) Dollars
Dec 10, 2019 Heat Bam Adebayo (30 PTS, 11 REB, 11 AST) Jimmy Butler (20 PTS, 18 REB, 10 AST) Hawks
Dec 15, 2018 Lakers Lonzo Ball (16 PTS, 10 REB, 10 AST) LeBron James (24 PTS, 12 REB, 11 AST) Hornets
April 7, 2007 Networking Vince Carter (46 PTS, 16 REB, 10 AST) Jason Kidd (10 PTS, 16 REB, 18 AST) Magicians
January 3, 1989 Bulls Michael Jordan (41 PTS, 10 REB, 11 AST) Scottie Pippen (15 PTS, 10 REB, 12 AST) Pair of scissors
March 29, 1987 Celtics Larry Bird (17 PTS, 13 REB, 12 AST) Robert’s Parish (14 PTS, 10 REB, 10 AST) 76ers
January 22, 1982 Lakers Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (19 PTS, 10 REB, 10 BLK) Magic Johnson (26 PTS, 16 REB, 12 AST) Pistons
March 12, 1969 SuperSonics Art Harris (14 PTS, 10 REB, 10 AST) Lenny Wilkens (36 PTS, 14 REB, 14 AST) Rockets
March 14, 1964 Pistons Donnie Butcher (19 PTS, 15 REB, 15 AST) Ray Scott (23 PTS, 20 REB, 11 AST) Knicks
January 18, 1962 royalty Arlen Bockhorn (19 PTS, 10 REB, 12 AST) Oscar Robertson (28 PTS, 14 REB, 16 AST) Warriors
April 5, 1958 Celtics Bob Cousy (24 PTS, 13 REB, 10 AST) Tom Heinsohn (17 PTS, 13 REB, 10 AST) Hawks

While triple-doubles are becoming more common, James and Westbrook are only the fourth pair of teammates to do so in the past four seasons, with Adebayo and Butler doing it twice.

This is the second time James has made the list, as he and Ball accomplished the feat as teammates in a win over the Hornets in 2018.

With the victory, the Lakers moved to 17-18 on the season, snapping a five-game streak. James’ 32-point performance marks his fifth straight game with more than 30 points, an impressive feat that comes just two days short of his 37th birthday.