LeBron James is undoubtedly one of the greatest athletes in Cleveland’s history. He’s given his all for his city, and in doing so helped end a 52 year championship drought. He’s showing no signs of slowing down either, starting the season off strong with 22.4 points, 10 assists and 9 rebounds a game. The people of Cleveland could hardly ask for more from the guy who’s given the city everything he can. But that won’t stop Tyronn Lue and Kyrie Irving from trying.
LeBron opened the season off with a triple double, a stat line that Lue thinks LeBron could produce every night. When asked about it, Lue said “I think he could if he wanted to.”
LeBron’s teammates agree. During his days with the Heat, LeBron lead the team in scoring just about every night. Since moving back to Cleveland, he’s shifted his role to a facilitator on the court, doing everything he can to get Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love open to do the scoring. When asked about the triple double stat line, Kyrie had this to say:
“Anything’s possible, man,” Irving said. “Anything’s possible. As you see, he can do amazing things out there, so anything’s possible. Especially for that guy.”
The last time a player averaged a triple double was 54 years ago, when Oscar Robinson put up an insane 30.8 points, 12.5 rebounds and 11.4 assists per game. Currently Russell Westbrook is averaging a triple double with 34.2 points, 9.6 rebounds and 10 assists. Houston’s James Harden is close behind with 31.8 points, 12.4 assists and 7 rebounds a night.