LeBron James has broken a lot of records and achieved a lot of milestones in his 15-year career so far, a lot of which are almost unbreakable. Of the supposed unbreakable records include LeBron’s historic ‘youngest’ to milestones that he has completed throughout his career. LeBron James just recently scored his 29,000th point, and what makes it extra incredible is that he was the youngest player to reach that mark, beating Kobe Bryant’s previous record by over one year. LeBron holds the record for the youngest to reach every thousand point mark from 1 to 29, and he will likely continue to break these point records till the end of his career barring any obstacles.

With a triple-double (19 points, 11 rebounds, 13 assists) in Saturday night’s loss to the Milwaukee Bucks, Lonzo Ball made history. A previously held record by King James, who set it over a decade and a half ago, was broken.

Lonzo Ball becomes youngest player with a triple double

At age 20 years and 15 days old, Lonzo Ball became the youngest player in NBA history to record a triple-double in an NBA game. This surpasses LeBron James, who previously held the record, achieving the triple-double feat when he was 20 years and 20 days old. King James recorded his first triple-double on January 19, 2005, against the Portland Trail Blazers, finishing the game with an impressive statline of 27 points, 11 rebounds, and 10 assists.

But one thing James was able to do during his first triple-double game that Los Angeles Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball was unable to do was to get the victory. LeBron’s Cavaliers pulled out the 107-101 victory on the road over Portland, but unfortunately for Ball, his Lakers fell 90-98 to the Milwaukee Bucks. Both players heavily express their desires to win games over individual achievements, and ironically after both their first triple-double games, Lonzo and LeBron harped on winning.

Lonzo doesn’t care about the record

Lonzo Ball was asked about his record-breaking performance, beating his favorite player growing up by five days and his answer was pretty simple, “I really don’t care, we took a loss.” Although he may look back on it one day, moments after the game when he spoke to reporters, he expressed that the record means nothing to him, and all he cares about is winning, and what comes with winning.

Similarly, LeBron James, after his first triple-double performance of his career spoke to winning as the most important aspect of basketball too. James said, “I just want to create an atmosphere where winning is the most important thing… It’s not about individual goals. I could care less about individual goals… I’m going out and averaging good numbers, but we’re winning and I’m happy.”

Both players have the same attitude to the game of basketball and the importance of self-accomplishment versus team accomplishment. This attitude has brought LeBron a long way in the sport of basketball, now we just have to wait and see how far it takes young Lonzo Ball.