Home / Uncategorized / The Big O and the Triple-Double Season
Print Friendly and PDF

The Big O and the Triple-Double Season

Written by Gary North on November 19, 2012

Recently, Kobe Bryant got a triple double. This was the 18th time in his career that he achieved this. He scored 22 points, made 11 rebounds and 11 assists. He shrugged this off, as if it was no big deal. He was right. It wasn’t.

In the 1961-62 season, his second year in the league, Oscar Robertson scored on average 30.8 points, 12.5 rebounds, and 11.4 assists per game. That pretty much ended the triple double as a big deal. No one ever did this again. No one has ever come close. The same is true of Wilt Chamberlain’s 100-point game and his 50-points-per-game average for the season that same year.

Chamberlain also pulled down 55 rebounds in one game. In second place: Wilt: 45 (rookie year). Second place for another player: Charles Oakley’s 35. And then there is the record so incomparable that no statistics are recorded on it. From the day he started playing basketball until the day he retired, Chamberlain never fouled out.

Let us not forget that records are made to be broken, but some records are never broken. We should not forget the people who set them.

 

Print Friendly and PDF

Posting Policy:
We have no tolerance for comments containing violence, racism, vulgarity, profanity, all caps, or discourteous behavior. Thank you for partnering with us to maintain a courteous and useful public environment where we can engage in reasonable discourse. Read more.

6 thoughts on “The Big O and the Triple-Double Season

  1. And then there is the record so incomparable that no statistics are recorded on it. Wilt bragged of having bedded 20,000 women. Let us not forget that records are made to be broken, but some records are never broken. We should not forget the people who set them.

  2. Bob Marshall says:

    This is more more news worthy than what is happening to our freedom and personal liberties. Go back to sleep America.

  3. It's just a welcome break from the relentlessly depressing hopeless situation we all know we're in. 😉

  4. Bill McCroskey says:

    Yep …

  5. Stop watching the news and life will feel a lot less depressing and hopeless.

  6. </sarcasm>