Friday, March 16, 2012
LeBron v The Big O
2011-12: 95.8 ppg, 42.2 rpg, 20.8 apg
1961-62: 118.8 ppg, 71.4 rpg, 23.9 apg
So if you inflate James' figures by the difference in team stats between seasons:
Inflated King James (2011-12): 34.4 ppg, 14.2 rpg, 7.6 apg.
Not a triple double then, although James now comes out ahead in both points and rebounds, which is not unexpected given his position on the court. Either way, both seasons are impressive and worthy of Most Valuable Player consideration (Robertson lost out to Bill Russell).
James misses out on averaging a triple double due to comparatively low assist numbers. During his last MVP season in 2009-10 he averaged 8.6 apg, but even inflating those for differences in assists per team between seasons he just missed out at an inflated average of 9.7 apg. Still very impressive though.