Last season we witnessed Russell Westbrook and his incredible stat-lines. He averaged a triple-double and got 42 TD in the process. But not once he managed to pull the best stat-line in history-quadruple double. Only four players managed to pull it, and one did it twice. To pull that you need to be a fantastic all-round player and you gotta have some luck to pull it off. So, here are the players that manager to pull the best stat-line in the history of NBA.
1 Nate Thurmond
October 18, 1974, vs Atlanta Hawks
The first player ever to pull it off was the Bulls superstar Nate Thurmond. The big center averaged over 15 points and rebound per game and in 1974 he had a brilliant start of the season. In the first game, his Bulls played against Atlanta Hawks. Nate was magnificent, he scored 22 points, got 14 rebounds, pass the ball 13 times and managed to block 12 shots. First quadruple-double in the history of the game.
2 Alvin Robertson
February 18, 1986, vs Phoenix Suns
We had to wait f0r 12 years to get another QD. Former Spurs player, shooting guard Alvin Robertson was next in line. He was a solid attacker, but great defender which got him NBA Defensive Player of the Year award in 1986. He averaged just below 20 points but he will be remembered for the game against Phoenix Suns. Alvin helped Spurs get the win with fantastic all-round performance. 20 points, 11 rebounds, 10 assists and 10 steals.
3 Hakeem Olajuwon
March 3, 1990, vs Golden State Warriors
March 29, 1990, vs Milwaukee Bucks
Not only The Dream is the only player who got two QD, but he did it in the same month. Incredible performances for the best center of all time. In the first game, Rockets demolished the Warriors. Hakeem was brilliant, scored 29 points, got 18 rebounds, dished 10 assists and blocked 11 shots. He was dominant on offense and in defense and practically unstoppable. The second time was against Bucks. Hakeem didn’t score as many as in the first game, but nevertheless, his performance was impressive. 18 points, 16 rebounds, 10 assists and 11 blocks for the Dream.
4 David Robinson
February 17, 1994, vs Detroit Pistons
Admiral was the last one to get this kind of stat-line. Also, he was the second player from the Spurs. Admiral played this game out of his mind, he scored the most out of all QD – 34 points with excellent shooting. Besides that, he managed to get just barely what he needed. 10 rebounds, 10 assists and 10 blocks in a game against though Pistons team.
These four players were the only one to get this kind of numbers, but one player was robbed of a quadruple-double. In the Finals in 2003 Spurs played against New Jersey Nets. Tim Duncan was the far best player on the court and he proved that in the 6th game. Duncan managed to get 21 points, 20 rebounds, 10 assists and 8 blocks. Just two block away from the history. But if you look closely, Duncan did manage to get those two block he needed, but it didn’t count.