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10-25-2012, 01:52 AM
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Would a Quintuple-Double in Basketball be the greatest single achievement in sport?

Pretty straight forward, it's never been done, the closest was Olajuwon in 1987 with a 38/17/6/12/7 game.

I honestly can't think of any other one off achivement in sport that would even come close. Even a perfect game in baseball would pale in comparison I think.

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Pretty straight forward, it's never been done, the closest was Olajuwon in 1987 with a 38/17/6/12/7 game.

I honestly can't think of any other one off achivement in sport that would even come close. Even a perfect game in baseball would pale in comparison I think.
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It would certainly be an amazing accomplishment, you will struggle to get any consensus on a "single greatest sporting achievement" though, everyone has leans to sports they follow, you'll have some probably come in here and scoff at the suggestion simply because it's Basketball.

Is it greater than Hillary and Tenzing being the first to climb Everest? is it greater than Tendulkar's one day double hundred or Lara's 400 not out? Mosienko 3 goals in 21 seconds? there's all sorts of ones you could throw out there. I believe you have to consider the context as well, if LeBron went out and put a 5x10 on the Bobcats in a regular season game, is that a better achievement than if he put up a 4x10 in a playoff game?

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I remember Kirilenko flirting with it too.

14/8/9/6/7

Was too young to remember Hakeem come close.

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It would certainly be an amazing accomplishment, you will struggle to get any consensus on a "single greatest sporting achievement" though, everyone has leans to sports they follow, you'll have some probably come in here and scoff at the suggestion simply because it's Basketball.

Is it greater than Hillary and Tenzing being the first to climb Everest? is it greater than Tendulkar's one day double hundred or Lara's 400 not out? Mosienko 3 goals in 21 seconds? there's all sorts of ones you could throw out there. I believe you have to consider the context as well, if LeBron went out and put a 5x10 on the Bobcats in a regular season game, is that a better achievement than if he put up a 4x10 in a playoff game?
I know, I was just trying to find the right words and maybe came off a bit wrong lol. There are so many incredible things that happen in sports, that to narrow it down to just one would probably be immpossible. Just in this particular sports fan's mind (and I like and follow a lot of them) I can't think of anything that would come close, though, like you say, context is important. A quadruple double in the playoffs would probably be up there.

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A perfect game in the World Series would probably be my pick. But that said, a quintuple-double is prettymuch as close as you'll find to that next "unbreakable" mark. Whoever does it at the pro or even major NCAA conference level will surely go down as a legend in basketball, to put it lightly, regardless of who it is.

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A perfect game in the World Series would probably be my pick. But that said, a quintuple-double is prettymuch as close as you'll find to that next "unbreakable" mark. Whoever does it at the pro or even major NCAA conference level will surely go down as a legend in basketball, to put it lightly, regardless of who it is.
Already been done. so has 10 points in an NHL game, a 20/20/20 game has also been done in basket ball and we seem to average 3 perfect games a season in MLB recently. David Lee had a 30/20/10 game a year or two ago as well.

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I have no idea what this means thus what it implies...can someone explain it to me?

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I dont follow basketball much at all, but I believe it means points/blocks/assists/steals/rebounds. I dont know the order they go though, other than points would be first. And it would be a great accomplishment. If anyone playing today has a chance I would guess Lebron but I dont follow enough basketball to make a real informed choice.

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Pretty straight forward, it's never been done, the closest was Olajuwon in 1987 with a 38/17/6/12/7 game.

I honestly can't think of any other one off achivement in sport that would even come close. Even a perfect game in baseball would pale in comparison I think.
Pretty sure that was a multiple overtime game from Olajuwon as well.

It wouldn't be the greatest single achievement for a lot of reasons though. Maybe an NHL player absolutely dominates one night and puts up 12 points... is that not as good because we don't tally other stats as much? You can't really go across sports with these type of things.

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I dont follow basketball much at all, but I believe it means points/blocks/assists/steals/rebounds. I dont know the order they go though, other than points would be first. And it would be a great accomplishment. If anyone playing today has a chance I would guess Lebron but I dont follow enough basketball to make a real informed choice.
ok, so the impressiveness would be to get double digits for all 5 categories? ...

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I have no idea what this means thus what it implies...can someone explain it to me?
Basically double-digit values in 4 of 5(?) major basketball stats. So 10 points/10 assists/10 rebounds/10 blocks/5 steals.

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Basically double-digit values in 4 of 5(?) major basketball stats. So 10 points/10 assists/10 rebounds/10 blocks/5 steals.
A "quintuple-double" would be double digits in all 5 categories, 10 points/10 assists/10 rebounds/10 blocks/10 steals.

4/5 would be a quadruple-double which has been done I think only 4 times.

It's conceivable though that some of the older guys could have put up more quadruple-doubles or even possibly a quintuple-double but the NBA didn't track steals and blocks until some time in the 70s.

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Anybody ever do this in college ball?

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Anybody ever do this in college ball?
There are only two known quintuple-doubles, both at the girls' high-school level. The first was recorded by Tamika Catchings of Duncanville High School (Duncanville, Texas) with 25 points, 18 rebounds, 11 assists, 10 steals and 10 blocks in 1997. The second was by Aimee Oertner of Northern Lehigh High School (Slatington, Pennsylvania), who had 26 points, 20 rebounds, 10 assists, 10 steals, and 11 blocks on January 7, 2012.

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Pretty straight forward, it's never been done, the closest was Olajuwon in 1987 with a 38/17/6/12/7 game.

I honestly can't think of any other one off achivement in sport that would even come close. Even a perfect game in baseball would pale in comparison I think.
I think a 5 home run game in 9 innings would be harder. I still maintain that Tatis' 2 grand slams in a single inning is harder too, even though it has been done.

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I dont follow basketball much at all, but I believe it means points/blocks/assists/steals/rebounds. I dont know the order they go though, other than points would be first. And it would be a great accomplishment. If anyone playing today has a chance I would guess Lebron but I dont follow enough basketball to make a real informed choice.
I'd say Rajon Rondo would be the one who could be the closest. He could do it all except for the blocks. and would probably be short of steals considering how tough it is to get more than 5.

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I think a 5 home run game in 9 innings would be harder. I still maintain that Tatis' 2 grand slams in a single inning is harder too, even though it has been done.
I'd agree with having a 5 home run game.

As for Tatís, I think there is too much dependance on team-mates getting on base for it to really count in this thread. But whenever there is talk of the most unbreakable records, that is always the first things that comes to my mind.

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I'd agree with having a 5 home run game.

As for Tatís, I think there is too much dependance on team-mates getting on base for it to really count in this thread. But whenever there is talk of the most unbreakable records, that is always the first things that comes to my mind.
I think that the dependence on teammates is what makes it so hard. To even come up twice in one inning is so ridiculously improbable but to go deep both times? That's the icing on the cake

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All of those are incredible records, the thing I guess tho is that an NBA game is 48 min (NCAA is 40) so to even have a 10/10/10/10/10 game would invlove doing something positive MORE than once a minute, never mind five COMPLETLEY different things

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I think it's a ridiculous notion to even consider.

There are 7 players and 14 individual games (Kirilenko and Olajuwon account for 9 of the 14) where a player has recorded 5 or more in all 5 stats since 1985, one single game where a player (Kirilenko) has recorded 6 or more in all categories, and no games where a player has recorded 7 or more in all categories. There has also been 1 player in the last 11 seasons that has recorded 10 or more steals (Brandon Roy in '09, which he complemented with 2 blocks).

As for individual players mentioned, James' career high in blocks is 5 and his career high in steals is 7. Rondo's career high in steals is 8 and blocks is 3.


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