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Lakers’ Lonzo Ball becomes youngest player in NBA to record a triple double

By in Press Enterprise on November 12, 2017

By James H. Williams

Los Angeles Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball recorded the first triple-double of his career during a road game against the Milwaukee Bucks.

Ball became the youngest player (20 years and 15 days) in NBA history to record a triple-double.

The record was previously set by LeBron James, who put together his first professional triple-double performance during the 2004-05 season at 20 years and 20 days.

While Lakers did lose to the Bucks 98-90, Ball finished the night with 19 points, 13 assists and 12 rebounds. He also had three steals and three blocks.

Triple-double but single focus: “It don’t matter to me to be honest. I just wanted to win tonight.” pic.twitter.com/sjc3U1DUGY

— Bill Oram (@billoram) November 12, 2017

There it is.

Lonzo Ball is the youngest player in #NBA history to ever record a triple-double!#NBARooks pic.twitter.com/YShanBYF2a

— NBA (@NBA) November 12, 2017

Walton on Ball’s reaction to his triple-double. “What’s great about him is he doesn’t care.” Cares on about getting the win, Walton says.

— Bill Oram (@billoram) November 12, 2017

Lonzo Ball passes LeBron and becomes the youngest player in NBA History to record a Triple-Double. #repre23nt #bbb #zo #lonzo #whoyourep pic.twitter.com/OeVD7u5v6J

— Repre23nt (@Repre23nt) November 12, 2017

History is made in Milwaukee. Lonzo Ball’s 10th rebound and first career triple-double comes with 11:39 left in the fourth. He was there to grab a Thon Maker airball.

— Bill Oram (@billoram) November 12, 2017

Lonzo Ball (20 years, 15 days) now owns the record for the youngest @NBA player to notch a triple-double: 15 points, 11 assists, 10 boards with 11:15 to play at MIL. LeBron held the mark (20 years, 20 days).

— Mike Trudell (@LakersReporter) November […]    

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