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Ben Simmons Records First Career Triple-Double: NBA Twitter Reacts

24 October 2017

The Sixers point guard has been incredibly productive through his first three career National Basketball Association games, but he was on a completely different level in their win against the Detroit Pistons.

Ben Simmons is one of only two LSU players to be taken No. 1 overall in the National Basketball Association draft, the other being Hall-of-Famer Shaquille O'Neal.

"Our team just played well together, played the right way and I'm just happy we got our first one".

The 76ers, despite high expectations, opened the National Basketball Association regular season with losses in their first three games.

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Joel Embiid does the trash talking.

Andrew Bogut, Luc Longley, Patty Mills, Andrew Gaze and the growing list of Australian NBA players have never achieved a triple-double. The only other player to do so was Oscar Robertson, who had three triple-doubles in his first four games as a rookie during the 1960-61 season. By comparison, LeBron James posted his first career triple-double mid-way through his second season in the league.

Simmons picked up his fourth-straight double-double against the Detroit Pistons on Monday, making him the first player since O'Neal to do so in his first four career games, per ESPN Stats and Info. Simmons recorded the first triple-double of his career, finishing with 21 points (8-11 FG), 12 rebounds, and 10 assists in 33 minutes of action.

Ben Simmons Records First Career Triple-Double: NBA Twitter Reacts