LeBron James joins 100 triple-doubles club: Team and season-wise breakdown

LeBron James joins 100 triple-doubles club: Team and season-wise breakdown

On Thursday night, in the Lakers’ 108-95 loss against the Grizzlies, LeBron James reached a huge career milestone. 

Playing 37 minutes, the King stuffed the stat sheet (four steals, two blocks) and recorded his 100th career triple-double with 20 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds.

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In doing so, James joins the only four NBA players to have recorded at least 100 triple-doubles. 

In his 19th NBA season, James has reached this milestone in his 1,324th career regular season game. 

Here’s a look at how his triple-doubles have been spread across the three NBA teams he has represented over the course of his long career:

Breakdown of LeBron James’ triple-doubles by season

To no surprise, James recorded the most number of triple-doubles for a season during the 2017-18 campaign. It was a season in the NBA after the triple-doubles had become the trend for all-round players and it remains the only season that James played all 82 games of the regular season. 

Season Team Games Triple-Doubles
2003-04 Cleveland Cavaliers 79 0
2004-05 Cleveland Cavaliers 80 4
2005-06 Cleveland Cavaliers 79 5
2006-07 Cleveland Cavaliers 78 1
2007-08 Cleveland Cavaliers 75 7
2008-09 Cleveland Cavaliers 81 7
2009-10 Cleveland Cavaliers 76 4
2010-11 Miami Heat 79 4
2011-12 Miami Heat 62 0
2012-13 Miami Heat 76 4
2013-14 Miami Heat 77 1
2014-15 Cleveland Cavaliers 69 2
2015-16 Cleveland Cavaliers 76 3
2016-17 Cleveland Cavaliers 74 13
2017-18 Cleveland Cavaliers 82 18
2018-19 Los Angeles Lakers 55 8
2019-20 Los Angeles Lakers 67 13
2020-21 Los Angeles Lakers 45 5
2021-22 Los Angeles Lakers 14 1

As can be seen from the table, James has recorded a majority of his triple-doubles in the latter half of his career. In fact, he’s registered 58 of the 100 in the last six seasons since 2016-17. 

Breakdown of LeBron James triple-doubles by franchise

Not surprisingly, a majority of James’ triple-doubles while he has represented his home state franchise in the Cleveland Cavaliers, a team that he has suited up for in 11 NBA seasons. 

His 64 career triple-doubles for the Cavs are the most in franchise history and nearly 40 more than the rest of the players combined

Team Seasons Games Triple-doubles
Cleveland Cavaliers 2003-10, 2014-18 849 64
Miami Heat 2010-14 294 9
Los Angeles Lakers 2018 –  181 27

Although, he only recorded nine with the Heat, he is the franchise leader for most career triple-doubles. However, unlike the Cavaliers’ all-time charts, he is under threat from Jimmy Butler, who has eight to his name while donning the Heat jersey. 

For the Lakers, it’s highly unlikely that James will reach the top step of the all-time charts given leader Magic Johnson’s triple-double tally of 138. Having said that, his triple-double against the Grizzlies is his 27th while representing the Lakers which is the second-most in franchise history





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Anthony Barnett
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