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Los Angeles Lakers

LeBron James and Lonzo Ball each record triple-double in Lakers win over Hornets

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Ball and James became the first pair of teammates to record a triple-double in over 11 years (NBA Getty Images)

On Sunday, LeBron James and Lonzo Ball did something only seven other teammates have done in league history.

In the Los Angeles Lakers' 128-100 win over the Charlotte Hornets, both James and Ball recorded triple-doubles, the first pair of teammates to do so since Jason Kidd and Vince Carter in 2007.

James finished with 24 points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists while Ball posted 16 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists.

After the win LeBron didn't seem too surprised that he and Lonzo were able to accomplish this feat, "We just try to do a little bit of everything to help our team win. (Lonzo and I) are always looking for our teammates and our greatest satisfaction is seeing our teammates score."

Aside from their unselfish play, he praised their ability to fill the other two columns in the box score as well.

"We've both always been pretty good rebounders for our positions and we were both aggressive in attacking the rim and taking shots tonight," LeBron continued.

With this achievement, they joined Magic Johnson and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar in becoming the second pair of Lakers teammates to record a triple-double in the same game - not bad company to be a part of. James acknowledge this aspect of the accolade as well.

"Any time you can cement yourself in Lakers history, with all the guys that have came through this franchise, it's pretty special."

Just one season ago, Lonzo became the youngest player in NBA history to record a triple-double since LeBron, his childhood idol. Now, he's doing it on the same floor playing for the same team.

"It's crazy," Lonzo said on tonight's performance with LeBron. "He was my role model growing up and now we both got a triple-double in the same game - I don't know if I've ever even dreamed of that before."

And it was LeBron who told Lonzo to make it happen once he was getting close tonight.

"He was the first one who told me to go get it, so I looked up (at the scoreboard) saw what I needed and went and got it."

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Ball, who grew up a Lakers fan, also addressed what it meant to make franchise history but he kept things a little more simple: "It was a good day; I give a ton of credit to my teammates ... it was history."

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