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LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, And Larry Bird Are The Only Players With 30-Point Triple Doubles After Turning 35 Years Old

LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, And Larry Bird Are The Only Players With 30-Point Triple Doubles After Turning 35 Years Old

The Los Angeles Lakers have registered back-to-back victories over the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Orlando Magic. What's the common denominator in both games? Yes, you guessed it right, it was two amazing performances from LeBron James.

Ever since returning from injury, James has shifted into a higher gear and is putting on some elite games for fans. In the Lakers' recent victory over the Magic, fans truly witnessed vintage LeBron in action. He finished the game with a stunning triple-double as he recorded 30 points, 11 rebounds, and 10 assists.

Along with that, he put on a block party. He swatted the ball away three times in the game, one of which was his signature chasedown block. Upon seeing this performance by LeBron, Washington Wizards forward Kyle Kuzma reacted to it.

Anyway, our focus right now is the triple-double by LeBron. Considering the King will turn 37-years-old soon, he is yet to slow down and simply seems to get better with age. His performance against the Magic was a prime example of it and James even entered the history books after the game.

As per StatMuse, this was LeBron's fourth 30-point triple-double since turning 35-years-old. It is an incredibly exclusive list with just two other players doing the same. Those two players are NBA legends Larry Bird and Kobe Bryant have achieved this feat once each.

In a way, LeBron's achievements this season are getting a tad bit overshadowed due to the underwhelming season that the Lakers are having. If the purple and gold were one of the top seeds in the West, we might be seeing James' name up for MVP contention as well. Instead, an anonymous scout has dethroned James as the best player in the league.

LeBron's chances of clinching the MVP award are quite possibly over. What LeBron and co. can do now is salvage something from the remainder of the season. They have started to win games and are playing fine basketball. All they need to do is continue doing it and help LeBron in winning games.

Otherwise, it will cause the team some problems down the line. Can the Lakers still finish as a top-four seed in the West? We will find out in the coming months.