The Dallas Mavericks took on Lebron James and the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday night, and going into this game I honestly gave the edge to the Mavs simply because they have two of the best young players to play the game in Kristaps Porzingis and Luka Doncic, not that I am taking anything away from Lebron James who is arguably the best player on the planet along with Anthony Davis who is the best big man in the NBA. The game was back and forth all the way to the end were the lakers ended up winning the game by nine points 119-110, but as sweet as it was winning the game for the Lakers, there was something, even more, sweeter and that was the triple-doubles that were made by both Lebron James and Luka Doncic. Lebron scoring 39 points 12 rebounds and adding 16 assists while Doncic scored 31 points, 13 rebounds and adding 15 assists.
Both had similar performance Sunday night, as Lebron led his Lakers with 21 points, 11 rebounds, 13 assists 2 steals and one block as the lakers defeated the San Antonio Spurs 103-96. Luka Doncic put up 29 points, 14 rebounds and 15 assists with 0 steals and 0 blocks. Couple of things that I forgot to mention, the first being that Lebron becomes the fifth player in NBA history to record a triple-double in his career, behind players like Oscar Robertson, Magic Johnson, Russell Westbrook, Jason Kidd, and Wilt Chamberlain, similarly Doncic become the youngest player at the tender age of 21 to have recorded 11 triple in his very short career, the only other player in history to have had the most triple-doubles in his career was Magic Johnson who currently sits second all-time with 181 triples doubles. Will either Doncic or James be able to surpass the greats in Basketball we will have to wait and see.