Australian Josh Giddey can’t help but break NBA history and the 19-year-old has finally crossed the bar that narrowly escaped him.

Australian star Josh Giddey broke the all-time record as the youngest player in NBA history to record a triple-double.

At just 19 years and 84 days, Giddey lowered the bar considerably, taking the record from Charlotte Hornets star LaMelo Ball, who set the record at 19 years and 140 days last season.

Ball lowered him 177 days compared to Markelle Fultz.

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But despite a new slice of NBA history, Giddey’s Oklahoma City Thunder lost to the Dallas Mavericks.

Giddey had been absent due to Covid protocols and returned for the game against the Mavericks.

He made the show, with 14 assists, a career high.

Giddey had a huge night, leading the Thunder in points (17), rebounds (13) and assists (14), while giving just three turnovers.

He also tied the NBA assisting record for teens at 14 alongside LeBron James and Zach LaVine.

It was four minutes from the end of the fourth quarter that Giddey finally got his 10th rebound.

One of the commentators said, “It’s great, it’s happening the right way because he’s worked hard in so many different areas just to get this done. “

The other said the third trimester was a “drop-in clinic”.

Later they said that “it wasn’t a little triple-double, it was a big triple-double” and that it had been great to see his game evolve in front of the world.

While Giddey still needs to improve his shot, after scoring seven of 16 shots he made three of his five three-pointers.

Social media has gone crazy for the young Australian cannon.


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