The NBA has plenty of fascinating players throughout the league who use to perform brilliantly every game, some of them being very good offensively, by scoring a lot or assisting frequently, while others make a superb work at the defense. LeBron James, Stephen Curry, or James Harden could be the first ones to come to mind.
However, most of these dazzling figures also turn out to be great at every role, or at least at more than one aspect of the game. That may explain why one gets used to watching several basketballers recording triple-doubles, which still is an impressive mark and it isn't that usual either.
But there's an even more difficult task for an NBA player, which is scoring a quadruple-double in a single match. The fact that only five times that feat was achieved seems to explain accurately how hard it has always been. Not even the players we see nowadays could record such a mark up to now. Take a look at the last quadruple-double in the NBA.
27 years since the last quadruple-double in the NBA
The last time a basketball player finished a game scoring more than 10+ points in four of the five categories was on February 17, 1994. David Robinson recorded the last quadruple-double in NBA almost 27 years ago in a game between San Antonio Spurs and Detroit Pistons.
In that win for his team, Robinson had an impressive mark of 34 points, 10 rebounds, 10 assists, and 10 blocks. He had a successful spell in his 14 years at San Antonio, and this accomplishment against Detroit is one of many highlights in his career.
The center, nicknamed 'The Admiral' for his past with the Navy, won two NBA championships and was recognized as the NBA MVP once, as well as the Defensive Rookie of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year. He was one of the few basketballers that recorded a quadruple-double in the NBA, and the last one to do it so far.