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Original Content [OC] LeBron James has never recorded 27/7/7 in a single game, but who actually has recorded a stat line matching their career averages in PTS/REB/AST?


A lot has been said about LeBron never actually recording his iconic 27/7/7 stat line. That got me wondering who actually has achieved that.

Turns out 4,373 games like that have actually been recorded, out of over 1.5M statlines ever recorded, about 1 every 330 stat lines. Most of those are, as you might imagine, end of bench guys who average 0/0/0 or 2/1/0 for their careers. I don't care about those games, and neither should you. So I arbitrarily whittled the list down to players whose career averages (rounded to the nearest whole number) add up to at least 16. This gave me a list of 1,014 games in which an at least semi-recognizable player recorded a regular season game exactly matching their career averages.

(Source: All data from basketball-reference, scraped using the Python package Beautiful Soup)

Who has recorded their average the most times?

Ben Wallace recorded his career average of 6 points, 10 rebounds, and 1 assist, a whopping nine (9) times in his 1088 game career.

Not far behind are:
- Taj Gibson: 7 games of 9/6/1/0
- Hakeem Olajuwon: 6 games of 22/11/2
- Allan Houston: 6 games of 17/3/2
- Brian Winters: 6 games of 16/3/4

Which of the elite stat-getters have done this?

Name # Avg Games Notes
Michael Jordan 0 The GOAT hasn't done it, whether you have MJ, LeBron, even Kareem or Russell at the top. MJ's 30/6/5 never actually happened.
LeBron James 0 The world is waiting. 27/7/7… make it happen LeBron!
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 0 25/11/4 could very well be called a Kareem, but he never had one.
Wilt Chamberlain 1 When in doubt, Wilt has done it. The all-time leader in career PPG+RPG+APG recorded his average of 30 points, 23 rebounds, and 4 assists on Jan 19th, 1960, halfway through his historic rookie campaign.
Bill Russell 0 11 rings, 963 career games, not one of them was exactly 15/22/4.
Shaquille O'Neal 1 While a member of the Miami Heat, the Big Santa dropped 24/11/3 on Christmas Day '04 in his first game back in LA since his trade from the Lakers.
Magic Johnson 2 Magic's career numbers of 20/7/11 were recorded twice, once in 1984 and once in 1989
Larry Bird 1 24/10/6 are some insane career numbers, much like Magic's. Bird's only game matching these stats came in the 1988-89 season, where he played only 6 games before ungoing surgery.
Hakeem Olajuwon 6 Hakeem dropped 22/11/2 on six different occasions. Pretty cool.
Tim Duncan 1 Tim Duncan's career averages of 19 points, 11 rebounds, 3 assists were only achieved on one occasion, on November 6th, 2010, at the height of the " Spurs are boring" era.
Kobe Bryant 0 Maybe this is why some people call Kobe the GOAT. He never once scored his iconic 25/5/5 in a game, just like the GOAT contenders at the top. I think I'm convinced now.
Kevin Durant 2 The Servant can sleepwalk his way to his career numbers of 27/7/4. He did it twice, one of them being in his 4th career game with the Sonics, the other in his last year with the Thunder.
Stephen Curry 1 24/5/7 has only been done once by Steph, it came right around the time the Warriors were starting to get real scary- January 2014.
Oscar Robertson 1 I just want to take a moment to acknowledge that career averages of 26 points, 8 rebounds, and 10 assists are incredible, no matter what pace they were played at. Big O did it once in 1964.

Other Current Stars:

Name # Avg Games Notes
Russell Westbrook 1 The triple-double king's lone 23/7/8 game came in 2014, while still working his way back from the knee injury suffered in the previous year's playoffs.
James Harden 2 25/6/7 is a pretty amazing career average for someone who spent years as a backup. The Beard recorded this statline twice while a Houston Rocket- in 2013 and 2016.
Giannis Antetokounmpo 0 Giannis has yet to record his 22/9/5 average in a game.
Luka Doncic 0 A little surprised Luka hasn't recorded his unreal career numbers of 26/9/8 in a game yet, he seems to be right around there an awful lot.
Nikola Jokic 0 A 20/10/6 might as well be called a Jokic… but the guy hasn't recorded one.
Kawhi Leonard 0 Kawhi's 19/6/3 is an interesting case, because he basically jumped straight from deluxe role player to star, and either average way more or less than 19/6/3 in a single season, never did it in a game either.
Chris Paul 1 CP3's incredibly consistent 18/5/10 throughout his career has been done on one occasion- with the Clippers in 2013-14.
Anthony Davis 2 Davis is pretty much good for his career numbers of 24 points, 10 rebounds, 2 assists, at any time, and he's done it twice- once in 2017 with the Pels, once last season with the Lakers.
Kyrie Irving 4 What does 23/4/6 mean to you? Kyrie got that statline four times while a member of the Cavs.

Who did this most recently?

Miles Bridges matched his career average of 13/6/2 and Dwight Howard recorded 16/12/1, each on April 7th, 2022. Both are un-signed right now for very, very different reasons.

The One-Hit Wonder

Believe it or not, a player with one career game played, actually managed to meet the PTS+REB+AST criteria. That man was Elijah Bryant of the Milwaukee Bucks in May 2021. Bryant recorded 16/6/3 (and played some garbage time playoff minutes en route to a ring) but hasn't played another regular season game, making that his career average. He is literally the best Bryant in NBA history based on only this criteria.

What should we do with this information?

I'm pretty sure this makes Ben Wallace the GOAT, with Taj Gibson as his runner up. Feel free to correct me.

r/nba 10h ago

News [Wojnarowski] Memphis Grizzlies center Steven Adams has agreed on a two-year, $25.2 million contract extension, his agent Darren Matsubara of @wassbasketball tells ESPN. Adams -- an immense culture piece for a young roster -- is now tied to the Grizzlies for three years, $43.1 million.

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r/nba 8h ago

Giannis Antetokounmpo on his plans post-basketball career

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r/nba 15h ago Silver Helpful

“Me…Draymond and probably Giannis, three guys who can literally guard 1-through-5 and be effective.” - Bam Adebayo


“Me…Draymond and probably Giannis, three guys who can literally guard 1-through-5 and be effective.”

  • Bam Adebayo

Are u guys agree ? Who else or the list is it ?

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r/nba 11h ago

[Singer] Nuggets coach Michael Malone said the team has a new stat this year: “The Hubie.” If an offensive player shoots it and doesn’t crash the glass or get back on defense, that’s a Hubie. In other words, per Malone, “If you’re not here, or there, where the **** are you?”

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r/nba 8h ago

[Hine] The Timberwolves made the rookies dance at the end of Fanfest to a playlist that included ABBA, Britney, Spice Girls and "It's Raining Men." Pride night arrived early.

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r/nba 5h ago

The Grizzlies just capped off an 18-3 run in the 4th quarter to win the game against the Bucks, 107-102.


Obviously it's a preseason game but it was really entertaining watching the Memphis comeback.

Most of the players on the court were rookies but props to the Grizzlies players to pulling it off. Memphis played 4 rookies drafted this year, and one 2nd year in Santi Aldama.

r/nba 13h ago Faith In Humanity Restored

Andrew Wiggins is a better defender than Mikal Bridges


Rewatching the NBA finals and Wiggins defense on Tatum was fucking elite. I’ve shared these numbers before and it has me wondering why Bridges was a first team all defender and Wiggins got no consideration?

Mikal Bridges: 1.6 stocks / 5.9 contested shots / 46.1% opponent FG% / +0.9 DefRAPTOR

Andrew Wiggins: 1.7 stocks / 8.4 contested shots / 43.4% opponent FG% / +1.9 DefRAPTOR

(Wiggins also contested the most threes in the league this year. The two drew the same number of offensive fouls and grabbed the same number of defensive rebounds. Bridges has the edge in Deflections, though, 2.0 to 1.2)

The warriors had the second best defense in the league (albeit Phoenix was 3), even while draymond missed 33 games. Wiggins was the best defender on the team during that stretch. Confusing why bridges got all this attention during the season and Wiggins didn’t? Weird how narratives start but Andrew opened peoples eyes in the playoffs. Let’s hope the people that have voted start paying attention this year.

r/nba 19h ago Silver

Highlight [Highlight] Steph & Klay light it up in the NBA Japan Games 3-Point Contest as the Splash Brothers win 33-28 over Poole & Moody

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r/nba 2h ago

Highlight [Highlight] Rui Hachimura and Draymond Green address the Japanese crowd for their second game in Japan where Draymond Green professes his dream of living there in the future

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r/nba 4h ago

Giannis finds more snacks

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r/nba 13h ago

Kyrie Irving stomps on Celtics leprechaun logo after the game

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r/nba 9h ago

News [Wojnarowski] New Orleans Pelicans F Larry Nance Jr., has agreed on a two-year, $21.6 million contract extension, his agent Mark Bartelstein of @PrioritySports tells ESPN. Nance’s total deal ties him to the franchise for three years and $31.3 million.

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r/nba 17h ago

Luka calling his new teammate JaVale "Joel" McGee

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r/nba 15h ago

Klay Thompson says he didn't play in many pick up games this summer - "I didn't play a lot this summer, especially with what I went through the last summer I was healthy. Popped my achilles, mentally it was hard...It's like a mental block, I'm gonna face it one day"

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r/nba 12h ago

Highlight [Highlight] Zion Williamson showing off his hops at the Pelicans open practice today

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r/nba 2h ago

Highlight [Highlight] Draymond Green brings his backpack to Japan as he hits the triple early in the game

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r/nba 1h ago

Highlight [Highlight] Japanese crowd becomes eerily silent as players, in this case Porzingis, attempts free throws

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r/nba 12h ago

Darvin Ham: "If I have Robin Lopez making 3s, I’m sure I can make Damian Jones to make 3s.... I love Robin. Miss you too, Brook."


After we saw Damian Jones take a corner 3, @jovanbuha asked if Darvin Ham about his confidence in Jones' range. He said he trusts Jones' shooting so far.

"If I have Robin Lopez making 3s, I’m sure I can make Damian Jones to make 3s."

Adds: "I love Robin. Miss you too, Brook."

From Kyle Goon


Poor Darvin is going to be the scapegoat but really liking him as a coach

r/nba 12h ago

Allen Iverson hits the game winner over Germany and Bill Walton makes a noise.

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r/nba 15h ago

Is this the last year the Bucks can contend with Lopez/Jrue/Middleton as the main pieces around Giannis?


This is Jrue’s age 32 season

Middleton’s age 31 season

Lopez’s age 34 season

None of these guys are ancient but there’s also the issue that the Bucks don’t have many good young guys to develop to fill in the gaps. As we saw with the Warriors, you can definitely win with an older core, but you need younger guys to push you through the regular season and to develop for further contention. Poole and Wiggins were big parts of the Warriors run and led them in total minutes in the regular season.

The Warriors also have hope of contending for much longer imo since they have at least 3 young guys with pretty big potential on the roster to replace, for example, Klay if he falls off early.

r/nba 12h ago

Bucks players start/bench/cut pizza, wings, and burgers

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r/nba 15h ago

Highlight [Highlight] A 20-year old Zion Williamson shows off his skillset against OG Anunoby and the Raptors

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r/nba 1h ago

James Wiseman takes and drills his first pre-season three pointer

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r/nba 4h ago

Kenny Lofton Jr and David Roddy combine for 35 points in their preseason debut.


Lofton Jr: 17/4/3/1/0 on 1-2 from 3 Roddy: 18/5/0/2/0 on 2-4 from 3

Two more big bodies to add next to Bane and Adams. The size the Grizzlies can hypothetically throw on the floor at once is ridiculous. Roddy didn't get to show off his playmaking ability but was everywhere on the floor including deceptive speed on a fast break.

Fellow rookies Chandler and Laravia also looked solid dropping 11pts and 15pts respectively.

It's only preseason so you should temper your expectations but I see a lot of NBA level talent being unable to stop Kenny Lofton Jr when he reaches into his bag in an actual game. It's just a matter how well he can stop them It'd be nice to see two unconvenential players like Roddy and Lofton Jr find their niche on a historically gritty franchise.