Let me add this.
I know some folks on here are irritated with Lance for trying to get a triple double. But the opportunity (or temptation) of getting one is incredible in terms of his recognition. Since he has gotten two triple doubles every single broadcast team brings it up as soon as his name is mentioned. They also add that he is the only player in the NBA with two. It is his new identity. It communicates very quickly, and very well, the added dimension he brings to the team.
So, my point, is to be a little merciful regarding his temptation to grab a third triple double during a blowout where it doesn't affect the win. He is a generally selfless player who is agreeable to let someone else on the team lead in scoring and play the franchise player role. This is an area where he can shine, and it is understandable he would want to do so.
Last edited by McKeyFan; 12-05-2013 at 01:22 PM.
To dovetail onto what McKey Fan has said...
Lance has indicated he takes pride in his passing game. And I'd say he also understands the value of rebounding and what it adds to the team (considering his success and willingness to rebound from the 2 spot). So I'd think triple doubles are a confidence boost for him to show that he's making valuable contributions to the team concept. It's not like he's out there trying to be the leading scorer and dominating the ball play after play.
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Players are so much better all around now, I think. trip/dubs can come from almost any position. I love it for the game. Its a really good brand of basketball right now, with superstars and great team play on both ends, and players who are versitile. They have great physical abilities AND fundamentals. I think its the best basketball the league has ever played with this generation of players and I'd consider myself an old school purist. There was a dark time where it was selfish bad basketball, but that time is gone. imho. Triple Doubles are a reflection of this, I think.
^^ If it comes 'in the flow of the game' ............ sure. But Lance was 1-on-5 trying to get those last few points. THAT'S selfish.
I don't think so. They are hard to get and there really is no such thing as getting a triple double and having a bad game. Not all triple doubles are created equal, but that's like saying not all BMW's are created equal, they're still better than the Pinto.
It was sort of similar to when Rondo was trying to keep his double figures assists streak alive, and was passing up wide open layups in order to try and get an assist. At the end of the day, we blew the team out, so I really don't care about the selfish act. A lot of players would most likely do the same thing if they were in the same position.
He obviously is a talented passer and rebounder for his position. His 2 triple dubs, and constant flirtation with trip dubs demonstrates that. But to those saying that he should be commended for not trying to dominate the ball and be our leading scorer...it's not like Lance has much of a choice anyways lol. He's never gonna score more than Paul. And Roy and David are going to get their touches inside. Plus, Lance isn't exactly a scorer anyways and as his performances against some of the better teams we've faced has shown (CHI, LAC, POR) he can be taken out of the equation if a team focuses on him a bit.
But also, lets not blow it up into anything big. It was ONE game of him trying to score more points to get some recognition. For a 23 yr old that's trying to fight for his next contract, that's a big deal. As long as he doesn't do it again, it's a non-issue in my eyes.
Last edited by Ace E.Anderson; 12-05-2013 at 05:06 PM.
Considering the team was feeding him the ball in a blowout win, I wouldn't consider what he did to be exactly selfish. Just a 23 year old kid who is only in his second season of seeing significant playing time, especially as a player who absolutely feeds off crowd energy, we were egging him on that night, hence the near-revolt when he got pulled .
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I would guess it is higher than 55-60, but who knows.
If I get around to figuring out the number for myself, I won't count overtime games. Only games where the triple double is achieved in regulation.
Also, on the Portland broadcast, they said Lance leads the entire NBA in assists in the fourth quarter. That's pretty boss.
Since the 1985-86 season, there have been 1,095 triple doubles. 822 of these came in wins. 75%.
Note: I did not remove OT games because I don't know how to do that besides manually looking through game logs. And I sure as hell am not doing that nearly 1,100 times.
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nope, not overrated IMO ... I WILL say though, that there HAVE been a few absolute BONEHEADS selfishly forcing their stats and looking stupid as hell while doing it...
I can't remember who it was off the top of my head, **but I am positive someone here will pipe in with the youtube** , but the player was purposely throwing up doodoo to get his own rebounds lmao... it was so blatant, that you'd have to beliterally blind to not see it...
Now let's see who was it?
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