National Basketball Association all-time triple double leaders 1946-2020

Which player has the most triple doubles?

Oscar Robertson - nicknamed ‘The Big O’, is the all-time leader in triple doubles in the National Basketball Assocation. He compiled 181 triple doubles during his playing career with the Cincinnati Royals and the Milwaukee Bucks (1960 to 1974). The highest ranked active player is Russell Westbrook of the Oklahoma City Thunder with 144 triple doubles in second place.
What is a triple double?

In the National Basketball Association statistical categories are kept on a per game basis for each individual player including points, rebounds, assists and steals. When a player reaches a score of ten or more in at least three of these statistical categories in a game, he records a triple double (e.g. 10 points, 10 assists, 10 rebounds). All the players on the list with at least 100 triple doubles in their career are versatile, strong, and athletic guards able to handle the ball on the offensive end. This enables these players to score at a high level and assist on many other baskets. Their size and basketball smarts often also make them good rebounders.

Players with the most triple doubles in the NBA all-time as of February 11, 2020

Number of triple doubles
Oscar Robertson 181
Russell Westbrook146
Magic Johnson138
Jason Kidd107
LeBron James92
Wilt Chamberlain 78
Larry Bird59
James Harden45
Fat Lever43
Nikola Jokić39
Bob Cousy33
Rajon Rondo32
John Havlicek31
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Release date

February 2020


North America, Canada, United States

Survey time period

February 2020

Supplementary notes

Players shown in bold are active players.

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