Last night, LeBron James recorded his third consecutive triple-double, notching 30 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds in a 118-112 win over the Chicago Bulls. In doing so, he joined impressive company.
James is the first Laker to compile a triple-double in three straight contests since Magic Johnson back in 1987. It is a feat James has accomplished twice in his career, having first done so with the Cleveland Cavaliers two years ago.
After the game, James had a message for the NBA and anybody who doubted he could still perform at his peak at age 34.
“#WashedKing,” James tweeted in response to a tweet from the Lakers’ team account announcing his latest achievement.
— LeBron James (@KingJames) November 6, 2019
Despite falling behind by as many as 19 points, the Lakers rallied to beat Chicago and move to 6-1 on the young season. A 38-19 fourth-quarter was the difference in the game.
Through seven games, LeBron is averaging 26.1 points, 11.1 assists and 8.3 rebounds per outing.
“He’s a dominant player in this league and for him to have that type of versatility, doing everything, and that’s not even talking about his defense,” Lakers coach Frank Vogel said, via the Los Angeles Times. “He’s working extremely hard on the defensive end. And middle linebacking for us and quarterbacking. And to give that type of effort on the defensive end and still carry that kind of load offensively, it’s very special.”