Josh Giddey breaks LaMelo Ball’s record to become youngest player ever to record a triple-double

Josh Giddey is in the history books!

The Oklahoma City Thunder rookie became the youngest player in NBA history to record a triple-double, breaking the previous record held by Charlotte Hornets point guard LaMelo Ball last season.

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Giddey, who returned having missed the last three games after entering the league’s health and safety protocols, finished with 17 points, 14 assists and 13 rebounds, adding four steals in a 95-86 loss to the Dallas Mavericks.

RANK PLAYER GET OLDER YEAR
one. Josh giddey 19 years, 84 days 2022
two. LaMelo Ball 19 years, 140 days 2021
3. Markelle Fultz 19 years, 317 days 2018
4 Luka doncic 19 years, 327 days 2019
5 Lonzo Ball 20 years, 15 days 2017
6. Lebron James 20 years, 20 days 2005

Giddey’s 14 assists are the most by a rookie in Thunder franchise history and his passing repertoire was on full display, throwing passes for fun.

Alley-oops …

Dimes crossed to the left …

Exit in transition …

Plus a little Showtime.

Giddey played a key role in the Thunder’s comeback attempt late in the game, helping lead them to four points with 41.3 seconds remaining before the Mavs held fast to seal the victory. While he described the historic moment as a “cool milestone,” after the game he was more concerned with the win / loss column.

“It’s great and the individual statistics are good, you enjoy it at night, but a win is always better than the individual statistics for me.” he said after the game.

“If I had zero, zero, zero and we won, I am happier than if I have a triple-double and we lose, it has always been like that for me, it always will be.”Views on this page do not necessarily reflect the views of the NBA or its clubs.