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 at age 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 completed his triple-double when he grabbed his 10th rebound early in the fourth quarter. He also had 13 points and 11 assists at the time.
It’s perhaps fitting that Ball collected his first triple-double in his first game against Bucks coach Jason Kidd, who is third all-time in triple-doubles with 107, behind only Oscar Robertson and Magic Johnson.
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.
It took Ball just 15 minutes to reach a double-double Saturday with 11 points and 10 assists. He had six rebounds by halftime and nine by the time he went to the bench for a rest late in the third quarter.
Ball clinched the triple-double with a rebound with 11:39 left in the fourth after Milwaukee’s Thon Maker shot an airball into Ball’s hands.
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