We all have seen Nikola Jokic scoring triple-doubles, something he has been doing. doing for a long time. Having a total of 108 triple-doubles shows his caliber as a player. The Denver Nuggets beat the Pelicans this season in which Nikola scored 35 points, 14 rebounds, and 12 assists. This was the match where he surpassed LeBron James in the Triple-Doubles stats. LeBron James has scored 107 triple-doubles, while Nikola did 108 and took fewer games to do so. With time Nikola is proving himself and is already one of the strongest players in the league. He needs to score 74 more triple-doubles to top the list.
Jokic has passed LeBron for the fourth-most triple-doubles in NBA history and did it in 813 less games ???? pic.twitter.com/CkzwL4wf9Q
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) November 7, 2023
Nikola Jokic’s reaction to passing LeBron and Jason in Triple-Doubles
After the game with the Pelicans, Nikola Jokic surpassed Jason Kidd and LeBron James in the list of players with the most Triple-Doubles. Previously, all three were sharing the same spot with 107 points. After the game Nikola went one spot up and is now placed at No.4. The Most impressive part is that Nikola played less than half of the match that Jason and LeBron played individually. Talking about it, Nikola said that he thinks LeBron is going to score a couple more triple-doubles in his career since he is still playing.
“The guy is still playing, I think he is gonna have a couple more,” Nikola Jokic said
Russell Westbrook is leading the list with 198 triple-doubles in 1101 games. Oscar Robertson and
Magic Johnson is at No.2 & 3 with 181 and 138 points, respectively. It will be quite tough for Nikola to take the No. 1 spot since Russell Westbrook is still playing and also, we can’t ignore LeBron James. With just a difference of 1, LeBron is believed to take that No.4 spot very soon. Nikola Jokic has played insanely and is solidifying his spot in the league. So far, Nikola has done what the fans expected: played dangerously and is a big threat for the opponents in this league. It will be interesting to see Nikola’s gameplay this season. Also, fans are waiting for LeBron to take that No.4 spot from Nikola, a fun contest between the two elite players of the league will be a treat to the eyes.
Nikola’s 2023-24 season stats
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