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NBA Quadruple-Double: The Only 4 NBA players to have recorded a Quadruple-Double

Yash Matange
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Hakeem Olajuwon and David Robinson
Hakeem Olajuwon and David Robinson

In the current triple-double crazy NBA world, it shouldn't be difficult to understand what a quadruple-double is. Either way, let's get it straight. Similar to a triple-double, a quadruple-double is recorded when a player registers double figures in any four of the five primary stat categories - points, rebounds, assists, steals, and blocks.

Last season, Russell Westbrook, en route to winning the season MVP, recorded a league record 42 triple-doubles for the year. However, in the 71-year history of the league, there have only been four quadruple-doubles recorded, all by four different players. It's a rare feat and also immensely difficult, thus the small number.

Here we list the player, their opponent, the day and the legacy of the players who recorded this uncommon feat:

#4 Nate Thurmond

Nate Thurmond
Nate Thurmond

Stats: 22 points, 14 rebounds, 13 assists and 12 blocks in 45 mins

When: Oct. 18, 1974

Against: Atlanta Hawks

Nate "The Great" Thurmond, famous for his 11-year stint with the Golden State Warriors (1963-1974), registered his quadruple-double while with the Chicago Bulls. He was the first player ever to record a quadruple-double. He needed the game to go to overtime to achieve the feat but he got it done nonetheless.

Thurmond was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1985 and was named one of the NBA's 50 Greatest Players in 1997.

He lost a tough battle with leukemia and died last year. The Warriors, in his recognition, had a #42 strap on their jersey for the rest of their 2016-17 season. His #42 jersey is retired by both the Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers.

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