Throwback Thursday: Larry Bird’s nearly quadruple-double in just three quarters, “I did enough damage”

Luka Doncic created history two days ago when he became the first player in NBA history to record a 60/20/10 triple double. Luca played 47 minutes and achieved this in a victory through overtime. Doncic made a joke after the game about needing a beer.

Another player who was no stranger to a post-match beer was Larry Bird of the Boston Celtics. In a single game in Utah in 1985, Larry Legend recorded 30 points, 12 rebounds, 10 assists, and 9 steals. However, because the game was a blowout, he sat out the whole fourth quarter. Even though he was told he was only one steal away from a quadruple double, he chose not to pursue the stats

 

When asked why he didn’t come back for the fourth quarter, Bird famously said after the game that he had already caused enough damage. In theory, it’s impossible to predict the kind of stats Bird might have achieved had he played into OT.

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