LeBron James Sets Triple-Double Records For NBA Playoffs

LeBron James is continuing to break records. The Los Angeles Lakers are trying to get back to the NBA finals for the first time in a long time. Many people around the NBA think that this is the year for the boys in purple and gold. But the NBA bubble is having a rather negative on the Lakers, it seems.

So far, they have been less than impressive. They have already lost their first game in round one of the NBA playoffs. Most people probably thought that this would be a sweep for the Lakers.

But that doesn’t take away from what LeBron has done this year. We all know that LeBron is one of the best to ever play the game. He had his first playoff game on the Lakers recently. And in true LeBron fashion, he made history while doing it.

LeBron James Sets Triple-Double Records For NBA Playoffs

In the Lakers first game, James racked up 23 points, 17 rebounds and 16 assists. This is now his 24th playoff triple-double. This is good for number 2 all time, behind only another Lakers great, Magic Johnson.

This one is even more special because he is the first person in NBA history that has finished with 20 points, 15 rebounds and 15 assists in a playoff game.

Sadly, his performance did not help the Lakers pick up the win.

“My mindset going into the game is to make plays for my team. More importantly keying in on the keys,” he said. “Our coaching staff gave us a great game plan to go out and execute, and I just try to not make mistakes. I know mistakes happen throughout the course of a game but if I make one, I don’t want to make the same mistake the next possession or next quarter. Just being locked in on the game plan is what it’s all about.”

“No frustration, because the game is the game. We came in with a mindset to win, and we didn’t take care of business. But we’ve got another opportunity on Thursday to even the series, and that’s my only mindset. I’m going to go back to the hotel, watch film tonight, lock in with the team tomorrow, and then prepare on Thursday before the game and get ready to play.”

What do you think of LeBron’s history making triple-double?