LeBron James surpasses Jason Kidd for fifth-most career triple-doubles

Even at age 38 and in his 21st season, the Los Angeles LakersLeBron James is showing no signs of slowing down.

He is shooting a high percentage to start this season — 57.0% percent to be exact, as well as 37.3% from 3-point range — and he’s putting up 24.6 points, 8.6 rebounds and 6.1 assists a game even though his playing time is down a bit.

On Wednesday against the Sacramento Kings, he had 28 points, 10 rebounds and 12 assists, giving him his first triple-double of the campaign. It was the 108th of his career, which moved him past Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Famer Jason Kidd into fifth place on the list of the most career triple-doubles in NBA history.

In addition, he became the second-oldest player to ever record a triple-double. The oldest was Karl Malone, who, interestingly enough, did so as a member of the Lakers during the 2003-04 season.

James on Kidd

Back in the day, Kidd was known as the quintessential point guard and floor general who not only made the game easier for his teammates but was also an excellent leader.

James said he has looked to emulate Kidd’s ability to make his teammates better and be a good communicator while also admitting he will never be able to be as patient as Kidd was.

Kidd was an assistant coach with the Lakers during the 2019-20 season when they won the NBA championship. But he was also a teammate of James on the 2008 Olympic team that brought home the gold medal for the United States. He was also a key member of the 2011 Dallas Mavericks team that defeated James’ Miami Heat in the NBA Finals that season.

Story originally appeared on LeBron Wire