San Antonio Spurs all-time leaders in triple-doubles

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There is perhaps nothing more satisfying than running through all the box scores and checking every stat after a packed slate of games in the NBA. Those numbers can tell us a condensed story about all the matchups we missed and highlight the standout performers of the night. While traditional metrics and advanced analytics have battled for supremacy in recent years, the triple-double remains a near-universal indicator of dominance.

Basketball fans have long been captivated by triple-doubles, and that makes sense when you look at the superstars that have come to be associated with this statistical achievement. Names like LeBron James, Luka Doncic, Nikola Jokic, and Giannis Antetokounmpo can impact the game in several ways. And they are bound to notch remarkable per-game numbers when dipping their toes in so many vital areas on the hardwood.

Though the San Antonio Spurs have a distinguished track record of competing for the playoffs and winning championships, their team-first culture of spreading the wealth on offense has made triple-doubles a somewhat rare occurrence throughout their 50-year history in the NBA. With that in mind, there are still numerous household names, Hall of Famers, and All-Stars that comprise their all-time triple-double leaderboard.

But before we dive into that list, here is a helpful refresher for how the NBA defines a triple-double.

"When a player reaches double figures in three of the five categories [points, rebounds, assists, steals, and blocks], they have achieved a triple-double."

San Antonio Spurs All-Time Leaders in Triple-Doubles

1. Dejounte Murray (17)
2. David Robinson (14)
3. Alvin Robertson (8)
4. Johnny Moore (6)
5. Tim Duncan (4)
6. Larry Kenon (3)
7. Tre Jones (2)
8. DeMar DeRozan (1)
9. Pau Gasol (1)
10. Tony Parker (1)

As you can see, Dejounte Murray is the undisputed triple-double king of the franchise. The 26-year-old point guard became a first-time All-Star and stuffed the stat sheet with 13 triple-doubles during his final season with the Spurs. San Antonio ran a heliocentric offense that revolved around Murray, and it is no surprise that the talented floor general registered career-highs across the board without another reliable ballhandler to lighten his load.