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michaellui11
02-07-2009, 08:34 AM
i think so
he's around 28ppg, 7 apg, 7rpg now so he's close
btw did anyone do that before?

LakerzDQ
02-07-2009, 08:51 AM
have you ever heard of Oscar Robertson?

the only other player that got close was Magic Johnson, he was MUCH closer to a triple double than Lebron, but he never made it.

I don't think Lebron can do it. Not dissing Lebron, but he can't average 10 rebounds AND 10 rebounds.

In Magic's 3rd year, he was SO close to a triple double average.

9.6 rebounds, 9.5 assists, 18.6 points.

yet he got less and less rebounds after that. I think the same will happen to Lebron.

DitchDat
02-07-2009, 08:53 AM
Oscar Robertson '61-'62

30.8 ppg, 12.5 rpg, 11.4 apg

I don't think it will be done again.

LeBron is 3 rebounds and 3 assists per game short of a triple double.

3 rebounds * 82 = 246 rebounds short
3 assists * 82 = 246 assists short

That's not even close when you think about it.

DitchDat
02-07-2009, 08:54 AM
Magic Johnson '81-'82

18.6 ppg, 9.6 rpg, 9.5 apg

Duncan = Donkey
02-07-2009, 09:08 AM
i dont think so

BLOMETSFAN
02-07-2009, 10:00 AM
I would say no chance. It might seem easy to say he is only 3 and 3 short, but when you put that through the entire season, way too much to make up.

Dynasty
02-07-2009, 10:10 AM
maybe if it were earlier in the season and he focuses less on scoring...

_Sn1P3r_
02-07-2009, 10:29 AM
I agree ^ If he doesn't look to score but do other things a bit more, then he maybe can do it.

DrDEADalready
02-07-2009, 10:40 AM
No he probably can't to it..But probably the closest guy that can do it in basketball today.

lakerboy
02-07-2009, 10:48 AM
No chance, especially since LBJ wants a better team come to 2010.

Even if he stays with the Cavs, I think they'd be significantly better that LBJ won't have to rebound, make plays and shoot all together.

mlisica19
02-07-2009, 11:07 AM
Lebron James will never try to go for any stat that will intefere with WINNING. Hes not going to go for a peculiar stat unless they are winning by alot every game. And its very possible one year Lebron James can do it but this year seems unlikely even though very possible. Hes increased his assists and rebounds since the begining of the year why not more

Nikolishin
02-07-2009, 11:31 AM
no way he will

NyK #8 Ro0st3r
02-07-2009, 12:02 PM
No way, he'd have to be in a big three sorta like the celtics and average 15 ppg 10 assist 10 reb.

JJ81
02-07-2009, 01:30 PM
He'll have to average over 13 rebounds and assists for the rest of the season to average a trip-dub:rolleyes:

MiamiHeat
02-07-2009, 01:32 PM
no way

Kenny
02-07-2009, 01:32 PM
Oscar Robertson played when the biggest guy on the court was like a 6-5 white guy.. Wilt averaged 50 pts 25 rebounds in that era...

cambovenzi
02-07-2009, 02:52 PM
no shot.
he isnt "close" at all.
we would be looking at averaging what 13 assists and rebounds a game the rest of the way?
not happening.

Wilson
02-07-2009, 03:27 PM
I wouldn't say that's impossible in the future (probably too late to happen this season though). But I wouldn't bet on it.

still1ballin
02-07-2009, 03:37 PM
No.

MJ-BULLS
02-07-2009, 03:38 PM
no

WickedBadMan
02-07-2009, 03:43 PM
In the future he is probably one of the most likely to have that opportunity.

But the Bulls probably have a better chance of winning the NBA Championship than he has of pulling it out this year.

ARMIN12NBA
02-07-2009, 03:48 PM
No.

SJSHARKIES
02-07-2009, 03:53 PM
No, Lebron will not avg. a triple double, it's really hard to consistently play at a triple double level day in day out.

SJSHARKIES
02-07-2009, 03:55 PM
Oscar Robertson played when the biggest guy on the court was like a 6-5 white guy.. Wilt averaged 50 pts 25 rebounds in that era...

Agree, I respect legends a lot, but seriously they had it pretty easy. If you put Dwight Howard back in those days he would avg. 70 pts and 40 rebounds a game. Will maybe not that much but you get my point.

sep11ie
02-07-2009, 04:10 PM
Yea, on NBA Live 09

laker1000
02-07-2009, 04:23 PM
I don't think anyone will soon.

Kyle N.
02-07-2009, 06:38 PM
Oscar Robertson '61-'62

30.8 ppg, 12.5 rpg, 11.4 apg

I don't think it will be done again.

LeBron is 3 rebounds and 3 assists per game short of a triple double.

3 rebounds * 82 = 246 rebounds short
3 assists * 82 = 246 assists short

That's not even close when you think about it.

That's just crazy. It's hard to imagine how consistant you have to be to get that.

The Answer3
02-07-2009, 06:54 PM
Big O averaged a triple double in the 60s due to the game being played at a fast pace. And, LeBron can't.

Chronz
02-07-2009, 07:52 PM
Hed have to become a PF under DAntoni and even then his stats would still be about the same on value scale. LeBrons already got the best stats in league history, no need for the triple double

cambovenzi
02-07-2009, 07:57 PM
Hed have to become a PF under DAntoni and even then his stats would still be about the same on value scale. LeBrons already got the best stats in league history, no need for the triple double

:eyebrow:
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DitchDat
02-07-2009, 08:06 PM
You know who else I think could avg a triple double?

Jason Kidd. He got close to it in 06-07 (13.0 ppg, 8.2 rpg & 9.2 apg). He was also well underway last year (11.3 ppg, 8.1 rpg, 10.4 apg) until he got traded to Dallas.

Chronz
02-07-2009, 08:30 PM
:eyebrow:
..

Its true my friend, you just have to account for pace, 7 rebounds now is worth around 10 in Big O's era if you give him the same minutes.

Lost Art
02-07-2009, 08:50 PM
Lebron James will never try to go for any stat that will intefere with WINNING. Hes not going to go for a peculiar stat unless they are winning by alot every game. And its very possible one year Lebron James can do it but this year seems unlikely even though very possible. Hes increased his assists and rebounds since the begining of the year why not more

Did you watch him play against the Knicks? Granted, the Cavs won that game (narrowly).......but there was no doubt that he was going after stats in that game.

JAZZNC
02-07-2009, 08:56 PM
Nobody's ever going to do that again. It's only been done once. It's sooooo difficult it's not even funny.

oshea225
02-07-2009, 09:03 PM
if anyone in the league right now is going to do it, its lebron.
i still dont see it happening though

DODGERS&LAKERS
02-07-2009, 09:03 PM
No. He probably could. If he was not worried about winning. He dominates the ball most of the time. He could just play for the stats. Maybe conserve his energy a little and not look to score so many points. I think he could get 20, 10 and 10. But ultimately, it would not be the best for the team.

He showed he can get one when he wants to. He set out to do it against the Knicks and had his teammates tapping rebounds to him. I'm sure he could get them to lay of the boards and let him grab them. Jason Kidd is notorious for that. He used to yell at his bigs if they did not let him get the loose rebound.

But if he did do it, it would be far more impressive than Big O doing it. With the amount of rebounds that were available when he played, Im suprised everyone did not average 10 rebounds a game

KobeIs
02-07-2009, 09:38 PM
not in todays game

-Juice-
02-07-2009, 09:54 PM
Not impossible, but if anyone could do it, it would be LeBron James. He would have to play for the Knicks and have a stacked team to pull it off. The closest I see him getting is his usual 27-32 ppg with 9 rpg and 8 apg

albertc86
02-07-2009, 10:31 PM
Statistically, yes he can. For example, if he alternated games of solely looking to score, and the other games focusing more on passing and rebounding. In other words, he wouldn't necessarily have to record a triple-double to have the numbers, statistically.

The1ronHorse
02-07-2009, 10:54 PM
NO but I think he'll come close. Something tells me he will stop doing all the passing because he will not have the ball in his hands every posession like he always does.

sixer04fan
02-07-2009, 10:58 PM
he will be the best player for years to come... but averaging a triple double is too hard he'll never do it