On This Date in NBA History: October 18, Nate Thurmond Recorded a Quadruple-Double

Jan 3, 2012; Cleveland, OH, USA; Banners of Cleveland Cavaliers former broadcaster Joe Tait (not pictured), former players Austin Carr (not pictured), Nate Thurmond (not pictured) and Bobby Smith (not pictured) hang at Quicken Loans Arena. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

1974 – Future Hall of Fame forward/center Nate Thurmond became the first NBA player all-time to officially record a quadruple-double in a game: 22 points, 14 rebounds, 13 assists and 12 blocks for the Chicago Bulls in a 120-115 overtime victory over the Atlanta Hawks at Chicago Stadium. Only three players, Alvin Robertson, Hakeem Olajuwon and David Robinson, have achieved the feat since.

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