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LeBron James Breaks Kobe Bryant’s Triple Double Record

Every time it looks like LeBron James is slowing down, he produces a performance that dispels any doubt over him.

On Sunday, LeBron James broke yet another record with a 30-point triple-double in a 106-94 win over the Orlando Magic.

He surpassed Lakers legend Kobe Bryant as the oldest player in NBA history to have a 30 point triple double. Bryant was 36 years, 99 days old when he posted a triple double in 2014. LeBron James was 36 years, 346 days old against the Magic.

James has endured a frustrating start to the season, missing 10 of the Lakers first 16 games. However, the statistics show that his enduring quality has begun to shine through yet again.


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Over his first eight games, LeBron averaged 22.8 points on 49% shooting with 5.0 rebounds and 6.1 assists. Over his last eight, he’s averaged 29.8 points on 52% shooting, 7.3 rebounds and 8.0 assists.

According to LeBron, the magic formula was getting enough sleep before the game. “I slept last night from 12 [a.m.] to 8 [a.m.], I got up, ate breakfast and went back to sleep from 8:30 [a.m.] to 12:30 [p.m.],” James said.

Far from slowing down, he is actually playing more often this season than any other during his time as a Laker. He is averaging 36.8 minutes per game this year compared to 33.4 minutes last season.


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“Who me? How do I continue how I’m playing? Been doing it for 19 years,” he said. “Just do what I’ve been doing. I feel like I’m getting better and better each and every day. I’m getting healthier and healthier.

“That’s just my mindset. Don’t get involved in how many minutes I played, how many days off,” James said. “I don’t confine to that. I think you think negative thoughts or negative energy, it just creeps into your mind. So, I’m as young as I’ve ever been.”

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