With all the talks going on about his poor shooting percentage and his little brother’s trouble in China, Lonzo Ball keeps it real.
Against the Milwaukee Bucks, Lonzo eclipsed the record previously held by The King, LeBron James who recorded a triple double at 20 years and 20 days old, then put up another one three days later. The Lakers’ rookie turned 20 years old on Oct. 27, making him 20 years and 15 days old when he recorded his first triple double.
He had a double-double with points and assists with just over three minutes to play in the second half and entered halftime just four rebounds shy of setting the record.
His 10th rebound came on an airball by Thon Maker at the start of the fourth quarter to set the record as the youngest player in NBA history to post a triple double. For reference, the fastest to record a triple double was Oscar Robertson. Doing it in his very first NBA game.
Ball fell one assist shy of a triple double in Los Angeles’ Oct. 20 win over the Phoenix Suns. He would have been age 19.
Lonzo’s Lakers however, lost to the Milwaukee Bucks who was playing the 2nd night of a back back to the tune of 98 to 90.