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Perhaps no stat speaks as viscerally to a basketball player’s all-around game like the triple double, and no one — before or since — has been as adept at racking them up as Hall-of-Famer Oscar Robertson.

Robertson’s 1961-62 season was one for the ages. In just his second year in the NBA, the Cincinnati Royals point guard averaged a triple-double with 30.8 points, 12.5 rebounds, and 11.4 assists per game. To this day, “The Big O” remains the only player to have accomplished this feat, but a couple of of present-day All Stars are making a credible run at replicating his feat.

CHASING OSCAR ROBERTSON

Oklahoma City point guard Russell Westbrook has led the league in triple-doubles the past two years, and he’s tallied 35-and-counting this season. More incredibly, with just 11 games remaining in the regular season, he is still averaging a triple-double with 31.2 points, 10.5 rebounds, and 10.4 assists per game.

Triple Double Tracker keeps tabs on Russell Westbrook and James Harden

Houston Rockets point guard James Harden, with 19 triple-doubles to his credit, has already more than sextupled his total from a year ago. He’s currently averaging a double-double with 29.4 points and 11.2 assists per games. He would need to up his rebounds average (8.1) by almost two per game to get in the double digits.

RUSSELL WESTBROOK

Westbrook’s most recent triple-double came Wednesday night versus the Philadelphia 76ers, with 18 points, 11 rebounds, and 14 assists. The MVP candidate went 6-for-6 from both the field and the free throw line, to record the first ever “perfect” game triple-double.

2016-17 Season

0
Games Played
0
Double-Doubles
0
Triple-Doubles

% Games With Triple-Doubles

.493

% Wins With Triple-Doubles

.857

JAMES HARDEN

Harden’s most recent triple-double came on Saturday in a win over the Denver Nuggets, with 40 points, 10 rebounds, and 10 assists.

2016-17 Season

0
Games Played
0
Double-Doubles
0
Triple-Doubles

% Games With Triple-Doubles

.268

% Wins With Triple-Doubles

.789

NBA CAREER TRIPLE-DOUBLES LEADERS

Oscar Robertson, 181 — 100%
Magic Johnson, 138 — 76.2%
Jason Kidd, 107 — 59.1%
Wilt Chamberlain, 78 — 43.0%
Russell Westbrook, 72 39.8%
Larry Bird, 59 — 32.6%
LeBron James, 52 28.7%
Fat Lever, 43 — 23.8%
Bob Cousy, 33 — 18.2%
John Havlicek, 31 — 17.1%

Already this season, Westbrook has passed Fat Lever, LeBron James and Larry Bird in career triple-doubles, and he still has a decent chance of passing Wilt Chamberlain. Jason Kidd’s tally (107) will have to be chased down in coming years.