James became the first player in National Basketball Association history to record a triple-double against every team in the league, and Anthony Davis scored 34 points during the Lakers' fifth straight victory, 112-107 over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Tuesday night.
The performance comes as Gronk got everyone talking once again after saying he hadn't ruled out a return to football in the future.
The Thunder played a grinder last night against the Los Angeles Clippers, where they lost 90-88 in part thanks to a late replay challenge by head coach Doc Rivers. I was just trying to read and react to the ball off the rim as far as getting rebounds.
I think what James is referring to is talk about how he had to take on more offensive responsibility with the Cavaliers in his final year in Cleveland and with the Lakers last season, and that cost him on the defensive end. 'To be able to do that against every team is something special. "I mean, (it's) trippy that he's been playing for a long time, so it was a matter of time before it happened, but just a tribute to all his hard work".
They might be calling him in a few years to see if he's still got it.
With 86 triple-doubles, James ranks fifth all-time, trailing Oscar Robertson (181), Russell Westbrook (141), Magic Johnson (138) and Jason Kidd (107). "There's no reason to believe he can't sustain that for the rest of the season and help us make a real strong playoff push".
Westbrook almost achieved the feat earlier this season against the Thunder, falling one assist shy against his former team.
The Lakers led 63-53 at halftime with three 3-pointers from Davis and a 13-point first half from James, capped by a flying dunk off a pass from Rondo with 1.1 seconds left.
James posted his first career triple-double as a member of the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2005. Listen, me and Do, when it comes to IQ and being cerebral out on the floor, we don't need to say anything to each other. 'They obviously hit some tough shots'.