Quintuple Double Basketball
It is quite common for players to accrue 10 or more of a single statistic individually. There are often games where players will have 10+ points, 10+ assists, and/or 10+ rebounds. What makes a quintuple double so unique and difficult is collecting 10 steals and 10 blocks in the same game. In fact, it is so difficult that there is not a single player in NBA history that has ever gotten quintuple double. A few players have come so close to being a part of the NBA record books with a quintuple double, but fell short in a category or two. Hakeem Olajuwon, a Hall of Fame Forward for the Houston Rockets, had a game in 1990 in which he recorded 10 or more of 4 out of the 5 stats for a quintuple double. He had a stat line of 18 points, 16 rebounds, 10 assists, only 1 steal, and 11 blocks.
How Unique is a Quintuple Double?
Well, a basketball player has never once recorded a quintuple double in NBA history. The quintuple double is so hard to achieve that the only recorded quintuple doubles have come at the high school level of girls basketball. Tamika Catchings, who would go on to have fame in the WNBA, completed the first quintuple double in 1997. The only other quintuple double on record came in another girls' high school basketball game in 2012.