About 20 or so years ago, sportscasters started to use terms like double double, triple double, and quadruple double in basketball. A double double refers to the situation where a player has double-figure results in scoring, rebounding and/or assists and/or blocked shots and/or steals. The triple double moniker puts three of these possibilities together. The quadruple double has four. As you can guess, the frequency goes down dramatically after the double double.I can’t remember what the figure would have been had this terminology been around when Oscar Robertson played. I think that for most of his career (if not every game) he had a triple double. His came in scoring, rebounding, and assists. Obviously, the possibilities go up as the length of the game increases. The pros turn in most of these because they play 48 minutes. In high school, the double double tops the list. In college a few triple doubles sneak in, and players like Lance Stephenson of Indiana are making it a habit to have triple doubles. Hope this clears up these sports terms.