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

Russell Westbrook triple doubles record

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. (last update March 23, 2023).

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 Westbrook198
2Oscar Robertson181
3Magic Johnson138
4Nikola Jokić108
5Jason Kidd107
6LeBron James107
7Wilt Chamberlain78
8James Harden74
9Larry Bird59
10Luka Dončić58
11Fat Lever43
12Giannis Antetokounmpo35
13Bob Cousy33
14Ben Simmons33
15Rajon Rondo32
16Domantas Sabonis32
17John Havlicek31
18Draymond Green31
19Grant Hill29
20Michael Jordan28
21Elgin Baylor26
22Clyde Drexler25
Active players in bold

NBA Active Players Triple Doubles Leaders

#PlayerTriple Doubles
1Russell Westbrook198
2Nikola Jokić108
3LeBron James107
4James Harden74
5Luka Dončić58
6Giannis Antetokounmpo35
7Ben Simmons33
8Domantas Sabonis32
9Draymond Green31
10Kyle Lowry21
NBA Active Players Triple Doubles Leaders

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