Magic’s Little Known Triple-Double Achievement

We have been told that no one has averaged a triple-double in the NBA since Oscar Robertson*.  “The Big O” went for 31 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds per night exactly fifty years ago.

Did you know that Magic Johnson did average a triple-double over his first four playoff seasons.  From 1980-1983 he played 48 playoff games and posted a line of 17.8 points, 10.3 rebounds and 10.3 assists.

The Los Angeles Lakers won their first two of five Magic-era titles over this span.

*note that Jason Kidd averaged 15-11-11 in twelve playoff games for the ’07 Nets


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