On Monday night, my big focus during the final minutes of Kobe's huge game against the Knicks was whether or not he'd grab a single board. I was rooting for him to complete, what I believe is, the first 60/0 game. He did. We'll have it always.
And then tonight as the Lebronaliers held off the Knicks down the stretch, LBJ was one board short of a historic triple double as the game dipped under a minute. He grabbed his tenth board of the final play of game to put the finishing touches on a HUGE game, finishing with 52 points, 11 assists and 10 boards. His was the first 50+ points scored as part of a triple double since the NBA-ABA merger in 1976. Kareem Abdul Jabbar was the last player to pull it off. It was 1975.