Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant and New Jersey Nets guard Jason Kidd were selected the NBA players of the week, the league said Monday.
Bryant became the first Lakers' player since Elgin Baylor in 1962 to score at least 50 points in consecutive games when he put up 65 against Portland Friday and 50 versus Minnesota Sunday. He averaged 46.7 points a game in the week in which the Lakers went 2-1.
Kidd has posted double-doubles in four consecutive games and averaged 14.5 points and 12.8 assists a game last week. The Nets went 3-1 on the week, which ended in a win Sunday over the Los Angeles Clippers in which Kidd had 23 points and 13 assists.
hmm, trying to answer my own question here: (this is from WP)
robertson holds first place with 41 T-D's in one season followed by wilt with 31.
wilt is also the only person to ever get a double triple-double. on february fourth, 1968, he had 22 points, 25 rebounds, and 21 assists.
wilt also has the record for most T-D's in a row, with nine straight in 1968
Thats a great find. How many does Kidd have this season 10? Its also great that kidd gets awarded with his great playing the past week, hopefully he can carry it over and the Nets can play some great ball and win some more games.
Kidd twice had nine triple-doubles in a season, and his 10 this season are the most in the NBA since Grant Hill registered 13 triple-doubles during the 1996-97 campaign. Kidd is only one of nine players in NBA history to post 10 or more triple-doubles in a season, joining Michael Jordan, Larry Bird, Wilt Chamberlain, Magic Johnson, Fat Lever, Oscar Robertson, Norm Van Lier and Hill.
I dunno about the best game ever because did he also get 100 points and 50 rebounds one game, thats pretty impressive too. but it still is amazing that anyone got that let alone a Big man at the height of 7 feet