With all the talk about LeBron James‘ current run of five straight games of 30 points at the 70% clip and how it may be the best stretch of games in NBA history – some may have forgotten Michael Jordan‘s insane run of triple-doubles during the 1988-89 season.
In an experimental move by head coach Doug Collins, the Bulls moved Jordan to point guard for part of the season and as only Jordan can, he responded with 10 triples doubles in 11 games. (edit: okay, maybe Oscar Robertson, Magic Johnson, and Larry Bird could have, if they were so challenged).
|Golden St. Warriors||W||03/28/1989||33||12||11|
|New Jersey Nets||W||04/02/1989||27||14||12|
|New Jersey Nets||L||04/14/1989||29||10||12|
In that eleven game run, Jordan averaged 33.6 points, 10.8 rebounds, and 11.4 assists. Mr. Jordan would finish that season with a total of 15 triple-doubles, three short of Magic Johnson‘s record of 18 in one season, and way short of Oscar Robertson’s amazing 41 triple doubles back in the 1962 season.
As amazing as Jordan’s stretch was, there was one glaring problem – the Chicago Bulls were just 5-6 in that span. In comparison, LeBron’s five games have all resulted in wins – let’s see if LeBron can keep up his pace.