The Quadruple-Double is a goal that NBA players are aiming for even though it is difficult to achieve, so it has only appeared 5 times in the history of the tournament.
Like a double-double or a triple-double, a quadruple-double is recorded when a basketball player has four stats scored above 10 in the main statistical categories (points, rebound, assist, steal or block).
NBA history has seen countless players create triple-doubles, but quad-doubles are a completely different story. Because if only steal or block, it is very difficult for a player to score more than 10 of these stats. Because of that, since its inception in 1946, the NBA has only had 5 quadruple-doubles, let’s go back in history to look back at the excellent situations of these legends.
3/3/1990: Hakeem Olajuwon (29 points, 18 rebounds, 10 assists, 11 blocks)
If Alvin Robertson holds the record for the highest average number of steals per game, Olajuwon holds the record for the most number of steals with 3830 successful attempts. After a lot of effort, the NBA legend in general and the Houston Rockets, in particular, achieved a quad-double in a 129-109 win over the Golden State Warriors.
March 29, 1990: Hakeem Olajuwon (18 points, 16 rebounds, 10 assists, 11 steals)
If a quad-double wasn’t enough to make a difference, more than three weeks later Olajuwon did it again. Milwaukee Bucks, and ironically Alvin Robertson was the victim of The Dream.
Don’t forget that the legendary midfielder born in 1963 is also the only player to have won all three noble individual titles in the same season: MVP, Finals MVP, and Defense Player of the Year (DPOY).
February 17, 1994: David Robinson (34 points, 10 rebounds, 10 assists, 10 steals)
Scoring more than 30 points and still getting a quad-double show how impressive David Robinson is. David Robinson is also among the few players with MVP, DPOY, ROTY (rookie of the year) titles as well as two NBA championships in 1999 and 2003 with the San Antonio Spurs.
In 2017, Draymond Green was also very close to a quad-double. The Golden State Warriors player has 12 rebounds, 10 assists, 10 steals, but somehow he is unable to score 10 points, thereby missing out on his chance to recreate the quad-double after decades.