NBA First ever NBA player to debut with a triple-double
James Harden made a memorable debut for the Brooklyn Nets as he scored a triple-double to help his side to a 122-115 victory over the Orlando Magic.
Harden, who averaged no more than 15 points with his old side Houston Rockets, slotted straight in to the Nets side scoring 32 points, 12 rebounds and 14 assists in 40 minutes at the Barclays Center.
The new Nets No.13 scored from eight of his 18 shots from the court, including three out of ten triple attempts and 13 of 15 free throws.
He was authorised to play early that day after all players involved in the trade that brought him from Houston Rockets had completed their medicals. He also had nine turnovers in the match.
Although he didn’t have the opportunity to train with his new side he became the first-ever NBA player to score a triple-double on their debut and only the seventh in NBA history after Russell Westbrook, Elfrid Payton, Lewis Lloyd, John Shumate, Nate Thurmond and Oscar Robertson.