Lakers’ Lonzo Ball makes triple-double history, but winning-obsessed rookie doesn’t care

MILWAUKEE — Thirty-one seconds into the fourth quarter of the Los Angeles Lakers‘ 98-90 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday night at a packed Bradley Center, Lonzo Ball made history. And he didn’t even have to move to do it.

Standing under the basket, Ball caught the airball Thon Maker threw up from 3-point land, and in doing so, secured his 10th rebound. With that he officially recorded his first NBA triple-double, making him the youngest player in the history of the NBA to achieve the feat.

At 20 years and 15 days old, the Lakers’ rookie point guard surpassed a player you might have heard of before: LeBron James. The King has held the record since Jan. 19, 2005, when, at 20 years and 20 days old, he put up a triple-double for the Cleveland Cavaliers. He had 27 points, 11 rebound, and 10 assists that night.

Ball, for his part, finished with 19 points, 11 rebounds, and 13 assists. He also had four blocks and three steals, falling just short of a vaunted 5×5 game.

The accomplishment, though, meant nothing to Ball. Or at least that’s what he told the crowd of media huddled around his locker after the game. “I really don’t care,” he deadpanned. “We took a loss, so,

Article source: https://www.cbssports.com/nba/news/lakers-lonzo-ball-makes-triple-double-history-but-winning-obsessed-rookie-doesnt-care/

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