NBA All-Time Triple Doubles Leaders

Who holds the NBA Triple Doubles Record in career and for a single season? Check out the NBA all-time Triple Doubles Leaders

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Over the past decade, the term Triple Double has become increasingly popular in the NBA thanks to the incredible numbers of Russell Westbrook, James Harden and LeBron James who have elevated this stat to its highest level.

What is a Triple Double?

The concept of triple doubles is relatively recent as it was only introduced in the 1979/80 season in order to define the performance of a player who, in a single game, reaches double figures in three of the following stats: points, rebounds, assists, steals, blocks.

As we shall see, one of his main performers, Oscar Robertson, was not aware of his numbers as this stat had not yet been invented when he stopped playing.

Today we find out who holds the NBA Triple Doubles Records and Leaders in history.

Most Triple Doubles in NBA history

The current NBA triple-doubles record holder is Russell Westbrook with 182 triple-doubles. In second place we found Oscar Robertson, who performed 181 triple-doubles in 14 seasons.

Oscar Robertson, known as “The Big O”, played for Cincinnati Royals and Milwaukee Bucks and ended his career in 1974 with 1.040 games played and an average per game of 25.7 points, 7.5 rebounds and 9.5 assists.

On May 11, 2021, in the match between Wizards and Hawks, Russell Westbrook broke Oscar’s historical record after 47 years, becoming the all-time leader.

Most Triple Doubles in a Single Season

The record for Triple Doubles in a single NBA season belongs to Russell Westbrook who scored 42 Tripe Doubles in the 2016/2017 season playing for Oklahoma City Thunder.

He reached the first place by surpassing the legendary Oscar Robertson (41 Triple Doubles in the 1960/61 season).

NBA Triple Doubles Leaders

RankPlayerTriple Doubles
1Russell Westbrook184
Oscar Robertson181
3Magic Johnson138
4Jason Kidd107
5LeBron James99
6Wilt Chamberlain78
7Larry Bird59
8James Harden58
9Nikola Jokić57
10Fat Lever43
11Luka Dončić36
12Bob Cousy33
13Rajon Rondo32
14Ben Simmons32
15John Havlicek31
16Draymond Green30
17Grant Hill29
18Michael Jordan28
19Elgin Baylor26
20Clyde Drexler25
Giannis Antetokounmpo25
Active players in bold

NBA Active Players Triple Doubles Leaders

#PlayerTriple Doubles
1Russell Westbrook184
2LeBron James99
3James Harden58
4Nikola Jokić57
5Luka Dončić36
6Rajon Rondo32
7Ben Simmons32
8Draymond Green30
9Giannis Antetokounmpo25
10Kyle Lowry18
11Elfrid Payton17
12Chris Paul16
13Domantas Sabonis13
14Kevin Durant12
Julius Randle12
15Jimmy Butler11
16Blake Griffin10
17Nicolas Batum9
DeMarcus Cousins9
Andre Iguodala9
20John Wall8

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