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Nikola Jokic passes Larry Bird on career list with 60th triple-double

The reigning Kia MVP sits in sole possessions of eighth place on the career list, two behind the active James Harden.

Only seven players have amassed more career triple-doubles than Denver’s Nikola Jokic.

Reigning Kia MVP Nikola Jokic posted the 60th triple-double of his career on Monday, surpassing Boston Celtics Hall of Famer Larry Bird for sole possession of eighth place in NBA history.

Jokic finished with 17 points, 12 rebounds and 15 assists in Denver’s 109-97 loss to Chicago for No. 60.

He currently stands two triple-doubles behind No. 7 James Harden, who surpassed Bird last month and has since added two more for a career total of 62.

Arguably the greatest passing center in NBA history, Jokic’s latest triple-double came in his 471st game. Bird’s 59 triple-doubles came in 897 games from 1979-92.

Most Triple-Doubles All-Time

Rank Player Career Triple-Doubles*
1 Russell Westbrook 185
2 Oscar Robinson 181
3 Magic Johnson 138
4 Jason Kidd 107
5 LeBron James 99
6 Wilt Chamberlain 78
7 James Harden 62
8 Nikola Jokic 60
9 Larry Bird 59
10 Fat Lever 43

* Through Dec. 6

Bold indicates player is active