Word on the Street

Triple Double (trip’-ul dub’-ul) noun. A feat in which a basketball player accumulates a number total of at least 20 in any three statistical categories during a single game.

Usage example:Wilt Chamberlain once had a triple double. Freaking wow.

Word trivia: Never heard of a triple double (double triple double) before? It’s no wonder, since only one player in NBA history has ever gotten one. And the player is none other than that statistical marvel Wilt Chamberlain. On February 2, 1968, The Stilt had 22 points, 25 rebounds, and 21 assists in a 131-121 Sixer win over the Pistons. The accomplishment isn’t as crazy as it may seem. For the season, Wilt led the league in rebounds (23.8), was second in assists (8.6), and fifth in scoring (24.3). Looking back on it, you wonder whether he could have gotten a double triple double any time he wanted to.

Forget the 100 points. The Big Dipper’s triple double was his greatest feat.

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Labels: Wilt Chamberlain (The Stilt, The Big Dipper) / Philadelphia 76ers / Detroit Pistons / Word on the Street

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