LeBron James: NBA player reaches 100 triple-doubles but LA Lakers lose

LeBron James passed Oscar Robertson, Wilt Chamberlain, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Michael Jordan to become the fifth NBA player to reach 100 triple-doubles.

James’ 100th-minute effort on Sunday was not enough as the Los Angeles Lakers lost 106-98 to the Memphis Grizzlies.

The 33-year-old, who has scored 19,472 points, was held to two points, five rebounds and two assists in 35 minutes.

The previous oldest triple-double scorer was Abdul-Jabbar, who became the third player at 50 in April 2011.

Abdul-Jabbar was four years older than James, who celebrated reaching the landmark against the Orlando Magic a week earlier.

“I had like three quarters of Oscar… before we talked, just watching those guys,” said James.

Media playback is not supported on this device The rare triple-double as Michael Jordan is recorded

Los Angeles, who are currently bottom of the Western Conference and nine points from a play-off spot, have won four of their last seven games.

In their last outing on Saturday, they defeated the NBA-leading Golden State Warriors 108-105.

Grizzlies forward JaMychal Green said: “He’s one of the best players to ever step foot on this earth, and that’s how I view him. We were trying to contain him, we didn’t do a good job. That was one of those days.”

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