LaMelo Ball the youngest player in NBA history to record a triple-double

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Antonis Stroggylakis

10/Jan/21 10:32

The LaMelo Ball hype is real.

By Eurohoops Team/

Charlotte Hornets rookie LaMelo Ball became the youngest player in the history of the NBA to finish a game with a triple-double.

Ball had 22 points, 12 rebounds, and 11 assists in the Hornets‘ win over the Atlanta Hawks at 19 years and 140 days of age, passing the previous record-holder Markelle Fultz who had his first triple-double at 19 years and 317 days old.

“It’s just basketball. I’m doing what I love,” Ball said after the game. “I’ve been doing this ever since I was 3.

“I played a lot of 21 when I was growing up. That’s a lot of basketball for real. Pretty much instincts I guess,” Ball said on collecting 12 rebounds.