The L. A. Lakers’ legendary announcer Chick Hearn coined the phrase “triple double.” It refers to double digits in scoring, rebounding, and assists in one game.
This headline caught my eye: Westbrook Becomes 6th Player to Record 4 Straight Triple-Doubles.
NBA fans have short memories.
In the 1961-62 season, Oscar Robertson averaged 30.8 points, 11.4 assists, and 12.5 rebounds per game. Got that? Averaged. As in THE ENTIRE SEASON.
This is the standard for triple doubles. It has never been equaled.