Los Angeles Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball becomes youngest to post triple-double in NBA history

June 23, 2017; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Newly drafted Los Angeles Lakers player Lonzo Ball (center) poses with basketball operations president Magic Johnson and general manager Rob Pelinka during his introductory press conference at Toyota Sports Center. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Los Angeles Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball became the youngest player in NBA history to record a triple-double, achieving the feat against the Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday night at the age of 20 years, 15 days.

LeBron James had previously been the youngest to get a triple-double, doing so in the 2004-05 season at 20 years, 20 days.


Ball finished with 19 points, 13 assists and 12 rebounds, and had 3 steals and a career-high-tying 4 blocks. Afterward, Ball said the triple-double didn’t mean anything, because the Lakers fell 98-90 for their third straight loss.

“I really don’t care,” Ball said of his first triple-double. “We took a loss. It don’t really mean nothing.”

It’s perhaps fitting that Ball collected his first triple-double in his first game against the Bucks, whose coach Jason Kidd ranked third all time in triple-doubles with 107, behind only Oscar Robertson and Magic Johnson. Ball has often been compared to Kidd because of his passing, vision, rebounding ability and triple-double-suited game.

But Ball, playing in his 13th career game, got his first triple-double much quicker than Kidd, who needed 68 games to get his first.More sport news please click here


The youngest players to record triple-doubles in the NBA are: 

Ball (20 years, 15 days), 2017: 19 points, 13 rebounds, 12 assists

James (20 years, 20 days), 2005: 27 points, 11 rebounds, 10 assists

James (20 years, 23 days), 2005: 28 points, 12 rebounds, 10 assists

Lamar Odom (20 years, 65 days), 1999: 10 points, 13 rebounds, 10 assists

John Wall (20 years, 65 days), 2010: 19 points, 10 rebounds, 13 assists

Magic Johnson (20 years, 75 days): 15 points, 10 rebounds, 10 assists

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