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Back in 1962, Oscar Robertson became the first player to average a triple-double over the span of a regular, NBA season, with 30.8 points, 12.5 rebounds and 11.4 assists per game.
In the following 50 seasons, no other player has accomplished that feat, which goes to show just how difficult it is to do. What better way for LeBron to silence his critics than to do something that only one other player in the NBA has ever done?
While this is the most unrealistic way to silence his critics, because of its sheer difficulty, averaging a triple-double during the 2012-13 season would silence them more than any other accomplishment.
There's no doubt that LeBron can create 10 shots for his teammates every game. It's just a fact of them knocking them down.
With the offensive additions of Ray Allen and Rashard Lewis, LeBron will have better options on the perimeter than ever before, but they'll have to put up career shooting percentages to help him average 10-plus assists per game.
A triple-double season for LeBron, wouldn't be as dominant as Robertson's, mainly because of the star power he has beside him. But with an average of 20 points, 10.5 rebounds and 10 assists per game, his critics would have a hard time trying to find the negative it.