NBA All-Time Triple-Doubles

A ‘Triple-Double’ is recorded when a player records 10 or more in three of the following categories: points, assists, rebounds, steals, and blocked shots. Prior to the 1973-74 season, the NBA did not record steals and blocked shots.

An amazing stat involving NBA Triple Doubles is that in 1961-62, Oscar Robertson while playing for the Cincinnati Royals averaged a triple-double over the entire season. He averaged 30.8 points, 12.5 rebounds, and 11.4 assists. Robertson is the only player to ever accomplish this. During that season, he also set the mark for most triple-doubles in one season with 41 (played in 79 games). Those are two records that will probably never be broken.

Wilt Chamberlain recorded the only NBA Double-Triple-Double; 22 points, 25 rebounds, and 21 assists. Also in 1968, Chamberlain had a streak of 9 consecutive games in which he recorded a triple-double.

Rk. Player Team(s) Total Yrs
1 Oscar Robertson Cincinnati Royals (1960/01 - 1969/70) Milwaukee Bucks (1970/71 - 1973/74) 181 14
2 Magic Johnson Los Angeles Lakers (1979/80 - 1990/91, 1995/96) 138 13
3 * Jason Kidd Dallas Mavericks (1994/95 - 1996/97, 2007/08) Phoenix Suns (1996/97 - 2000/01) New Jersey Nets (2001/02 - 2007/08) Dallas Mavericks (2007/08 - present) 105 17
4 Wilt Chamberlain Philadelphia Warriors (1959/60 - 1961/62) San Francisco Warriors (1962/63 - 1964/65) Philadelphia 76ers (1964/65 - 1967/68) Los Angeles Lakers (1968/69 - 1972/73) 78 14
5 Larry Bird Boston Celtics (1979/80 - 1991/92) 59 13
6 Lafayette Lever Portland Trailblazers (1982/83 - 1983/94) Denver Nuggets (1984/85 - 1989/90) Dallas Mavericks (1990/91 - 1993/94) 43 11
7 John Havlicek Boston Celtics (1962/63 - 1977/78) 30 16
8 * Grant Hill Detroit Pistons (1994/95 - 1999/00) Orlando Magic (2000/01 - 2006/07 Phoenix Suns (2007/08 - present) 29 16
9 * LeBron James Cleveland Cavaliers (2003/04 - 2009/10) Miami Heat (2010/11 - ) 29 8
10 Michael Jordan Chicago Bulls (1984/85 - 1992/93) Chicago Bulls (1994/95 - 1997/98) Washington Wizards (2001/02 - 2002/03) 28 15
11 Clyde Drexler Portland Trailblazers (1983/84 - 1994/95) Houston Rockets (1994/95 - 1997/98) 25 15

Sources:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Triple_double