We haven’t seen a quadruple double in the National Basketball Association in the 21st century. The last player to put up a quadruple double was San Antonio Spurs big man David Robinson. Robinson scored 34 points, grabbed 10 rebounds, dished out 10 assists, and blocked 10 shots in the Spurs game versus the Detroit Pistons on February 17th, 1994. The Spurs ended up winning the game 115-106, their 37th win on the season. We have seen some players come close to the rare feat this century, but who are the five players that could do it in today’s NBA today? Let’s get right into the countdown.
Anthony Davis is already one of the closet to approach the quadruple double plateau. In the Pelicans’ 118-111 overtime loss to the Denver Nuggets on March 15th, Davis scored 36 points, grabbed 14 rebounds, dished out 7 assists, and blocked 9 shots in the game in 50 minutes. All he needs to do next time to try to get one is, dominate more I guess.
This year’s Mr. triple double has ten this year, leading the NBA, but what will it take for Russell Westbrook to maybe even do something we haven’t seen in awhile? If he could go for more steals on the defensive end, he could be able to rack up 10 steals. Steals may be the only possibility for Westbrook for a chance at the triple double, due to the fact that he is not a big man, but hey, anything is possible. I believe we could see Westbrook come very close to getting one at least.
Blake Griffin is or if not one of the best passing big man in the NBA. Currently averaging 5.3 assists per game. That 5.3 assists per game mark is more than some notable point guards even average. Griffin has put up some big games this year, and it’s easy to rebound when you’re as tall as Griffin. Griffin can also meet you at the rim and block you like any other big man in the league. When you can pass, block, rebound, and of course score like Blake Griffin, there’s a big chance he could get a quadruple double.
Just like Anthony Davis, DeMarcus Cousins was also so close to a quadruple double this season. With him being the go to option for the Kings, it should almost happen one day for Cousins. He has turned into the games best big man, and that will show as he will continue putting up big numbers, and even maybe the quadruple double we think he could do.
Giannis Antetokounmpo is a total beast. The Greek Freak’s athleticism has been shown on dunks, but part of that will also help him get close to a quadruple double. Giannis can block shots, rebound, pass, and score like some of the best small forwards in the league do every night. If you make him mad, you better look out, because you don’t know what he’ll do. Jason Kidd saw that recently.
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