LeBron James was credited with his 38th career triple-double Monday night in the Cleveland Cavaliers’ 118-111 win against the visiting New Orleans Pelicans.
A day later, after enough weirdos on the Internet complained about it, the NBA erased the triple dip.
The L says the hometown scorekeepers were a tad too generous with LeBron.
Per the AP:
After reviewing film of the Cavaliers’ 118-111 win Monday night over New Orleans, the league took away a rebound and assist from James, who initially had been credited with his 38th career triple double — at least 10 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists.
The league routinely reviews videotape to maintain the integrity of statistics.
With 3:27 left in third quarter, James was incorrectly awarded an assist when he tipped the ball to Tristan Thompson, who passed to Kyrie Irving for a layup. In the fourth quarter, James was given an offensive rebound that should have gone to teammate Mike Miller.