May 27, 2024

Nikola Jokic surpassed LeBron James in career triple-doubles, achieving his 139th triple-double in significantly fewer games, 1,034 to be exact. Jokic, the standout player for the Denver Nuggets, demonstrated his exceptional ability once again by securing his 18th triple-double of the season during a recent victory against the Golden State Warriors. This accomplishment places him fourth on the all-time list, edging past LeBron James, widely regarded as one of the greatest basketball players ever. Remarkably, Jokic achieved this milestone in just 719 games compared to James’ 1,753 games, highlighting his efficiency and impact.

Nikola Jokic has third straight triple-double, Nuggets beat Warriors  119-103 - The San Diego Union-Tribune

Jokic’s latest triple-double came shortly after he achieved another milestone by recording a triple-double against every NBA team he’s faced, joining the ranks of James and Russell Westbrook as the only players to accomplish this feat. His impressive performance on Sunday included 32 points, 16 rebounds, and 16 assists, showcasing his versatile skill set. Throughout the season, Jokic has maintained remarkable averages of over 26 points, 12 rebounds, and 9 assists per game, solidifying his status as one of the league’s premier players.

With the Nuggets currently holding the fourth seed in the highly competitive Western Conference, Jokic’s stellar play has been instrumental in their success. Fans can anticipate an exciting matchup between Jokic’s Nuggets and James’ Lakers in their upcoming game on Saturday.

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