NBA Players With Most NBA Finals Triple-Doubles

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LeBron James passes the ball to his teammate during the 2022 NBA All-Star Game in his hometown in Cleveland.
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Anatoly Pimentel @AnatolyPimentel Jun 13, 2023, 12:02 AM
  • Here’s a list of NBA players with the most triple-doubles in the NBA Finals.
  • LeBron James leads the list with 11.
  • Three active players are on the list.

A triple-double stat line in the NBA is already an impressive feat, but doing it during the NBA Finals is even more incredible because it shows that a superstar shines on the brightest and biggest stage of basketball. This achievement improves a player’s stock and bolsters the chances of their team’s odds in basketball betting to win the title.

The 2023 NBA Finals matchup between the Denver Nuggets and Miami Heat featured two do-it-all superstars, Nikola Jokic and Jimmy Butler. These two can stuff the stat sheets, thus allowing them to rack up triple-doubles. In his first NBA Finals appearance, the former two-time league MVP and the Nuggets won their maiden title by beating Butler and Miami, 4-1.

But who in the history of the NBA has recorded the most triple-doubles during the NBA Finals?

LeBron James leads the league in all-time triple-doubles in the NBA Finals with 11 in 55 NBA Finals games. “King James” had the most triple-doubles during his time with the Cavaliers with six, four with the Heat, and one with the Lakers. Credit to these performances, he delivered a title to each of these teams and won four of his own in the process.

Magic Johnson, who accumulated eight triple-doubles in 50 games, is sitting at the number two spot in this category. Because of this display of the all-around game, Johnson collected five NBA titles with three Finals MVP trophies in his 13 seasons with the Purple and Gold. He also averaged a double-double in the Finals with 19.4 points and 11.7 assists with 7.9 rebounds.

Draymond Green is following James and Johnson on this list, who helped the Golden State Warriors win four championships through his three triple-double performances in 33 NBA Finals games. The defensive-minded forward was one of the key players on the team and put up a stat line of 11.5 points, 9.1 rebounds, and 6.6 assists.

Wrapping up this list of players with the most NBA Finals triple-doubles is a seven-way tie between Bill Russell (70 games), Bob Cousy (42 games), Wilt Chamberlain (35 games), Larry Bird (31 games), Walt Frazier (17 games), Jimmy Butler (six games), Nikola Jokic (five games) who all had two triple-doubles each during their respective campaigns in the finals.

NBA Players With Most NBA Finals Triple-Doubles

RankPlayerTriple-Doubles in the NBA FinalsGames Played
1LeBron James1155
2Magic Johnson850
3Draymond Green333
T4Bill Russell270
T4Bob Cousy242
T4Wilt Chamberlain235
T4Larry Bird231
T4Walt Frazier217
T4Jimmy Butler211
T4Nikola Jokic25

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Anatoly Pimentel

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Anatoly Pimentel is an NBA and MMA writer previously featured in ASEAN Sports, Asian Persuasion MMA, and Overtime Heroics MMA. He graduated from Adamson University with a B.A in Communication and is a Web Content Writer for BetMGM.

Anatoly Pimentel is an NBA and MMA writer previously featured in ASEAN Sports, Asian Persuasion MMA, and Overtime Heroics MMA. He graduated from Adamson University with a B.A in Communication and is a Web Content Writer for BetMGM.