February 18, 1986: Before this night, only one other player in recorded NBA history had achieved what San Antonio Spurs guard Alvin Robertson did. And only two others have since. On this night, Robertson joined the rare quadruple double club.
Robertson finished with 20 pts, 11 rebounds, 10 assists and 10 steals against the Phoenix Suns. Nate Thurmond of the Chicago Bulls was the only other player to achieve the feat, doing it in 1974. Hakeem Olajuwon did it in 1990 and David Robinson in 1994. Robertson is the only player to do so while obtaining it with steals (the other three were blocks).
The league started recording steals and blocks after the 1973-1974 season. But the fact there has only been four players to do it since shows just how hard it is.
Robertson was a four-time All-Star, NBA Defensive Player of the Year in 1986, and still holds the record for the most steals per game played, averaging 2.71 steals per game for his career.
Here's to you Alvin Robertson and the night you recorded a rare quadruple double.