A quintuple is an almost imaginary statistic in the NBA, defined as a player having a minimum of ten (or more) points, blocks, assists, rebounds and steals in a single game. In other other words, if done, it might just be one of the greatest accomplishments ever made by a single player in any professional sport.
It’s such a difficult thing to accomplish that not even the greatest players to ever play in the NBA can make a claim to have come anywhere close to it. Well, not necessarily. The NBA’s greatest earned their titles because they were absolute behemoths, so, kinda.
To get straight to the point – no. It’s never been done, and unless a generational, maybe even a one-in-a-lifetime player pops out nowhere and accomplishes it, it will likely never be done. To be fair, some players have come a decent way towards this incredible feat.
In On 3/10/87, Hakeem produced 38-17-6-7-12 box score. He was just box score 7 more points off. He would later go on to fall just 6 box score points away in 1990, and again 9 box score points short against Milwaukee. In this game, he managed a quadruple double, a feat only accomplished by three other players ever.
David Robinson, commonly referred to as ‘The Admiral’ played his entire career at the Spurs, and on 2/17/1994 he had a box score of 34-10-10-2-10. That’s just 8 points shy of the elusive quintuple double. That stat sheet made him the fourth and most recent player to record a quadruple double in a game.
This former rookie of the year and 5-time All star ended his 1999 season with an impressive 25-15-8 -3- 9 against the Golden State Warriors on 2/7/1999, just ten points shy.
He may not be a hall of famer like the other names on this list, but he still managed to finish with a 14-8-9-6-7 box score on 1/3/2006.
He may not have come as close as the others, but we have to give credit to the fact that a 4-12-10-10-5 box score is super impressive. Getting a triple double with >10 points is pretty hard.
It’s never been done in the NBA, but it has happened twice officially in girls’ high school games. The first was by WNBA legend Tamika Catchings with a 25-18-11-10-10 box score, and later by Aimee Oertner with an impressive 26-20-10-10-11 score.
Legend has it that on 18/03/1968 Wilt Chamberlain allegedly posted a phenomenal box score of 53-32-14-24-11. No official records exist of the game, so we can never be entirely sure. But if there was someone that could do something this inhuman, it’s definitely the 100-point game man.