In Basketball, Triple-double, Double-double, and Quadruple-doubles are defined as a record or statistic a player in team scores more than two digits in a single game. Double-digit can be obtained by categories like scoring points, collecting rebounds, giving assets, making steals and blocking opponent’s shot.
To reach triple-double, the player has to accumulate at least three of five categories in a single game. For Double-double, the player needs to obtain at on two of five categories and for Quadruple-double, the player needs to cross more than four of the given categories in a single game.
Where are triple-double, Double-double and Quadruple-doubles used?
These kinds of statistics are mostly used in NBA basketball game. Previously triple-double, Double-double, and Quadruple-doubles are combined by assists, points, and rebounds of the player. But nowadays steals and blocks are also added in the categories. Till now only four Quadruple-doubles recorded in NBA history and they Nate Thurmond, Alvin Robertson, Hakeem Olajuwon and David Robinson. Two have been recorded in High School in America.
Triple doubles have been obtained by many players in the NBA like Oscar Robertson, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Russel Westbrook, Jason Kid, LeBron James and so on. The triple-double stat keeps on changing due to more competition these days in NBA and the same goes for a double-double. The most double-double leaders are Giannis Antetokounmpo, Andre Drummond, Rudy Gobert, Domantas Sabonis and so on.
When were triple-double, Double-double and Quadruple-doubles established?
The NBA started recording these statistics from the 1980s. Harvey Pollack, a statistician of Philadelphia 76ers, and Bruce Jolesch who is known as public relations director of Los Angeles Lakers were the starters to credit term triple-double. From the following year, players and the public started to know about the statistics. In 1986, Magic Johnson and Larry Bird both described triple-double in The New Yorker. The same following year, a book named 101 Greatest Athletes of the Century named Oscar Robertson as The 1960s all-time triple-double NBA player. After that, the number of triple-double has increased rapidly in the basketball game.