Top 10 Greatest Pure Scorers In NBA History

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1Kobe BryantKobe Bean Bryant is an American retired professional basketball player. He played his entire 20-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association.
2Allen IversonAllen Ezail Iverson is an American retired professional basketball player who played for 14 seasons in the National Basketball Association.
3Michael JordanMichael Jeffrey Jordan, also known by his initials, MJ, is an American retired professional basketball player.
4Carmelo AnthonyCarmelo Kyam Anthony is an American professional basketball player for the New York Knicks of the National Basketball Association.
5Dirk Nowitzki
6Hakeem OlajuwonHakeem Abdul Olajuwon, formerly known as Akeem Olajuwon, is a Nigerian-American retired professional basketball player.
7Larry BirdLarry Joe Bird is an American retired professional basketball player who played for the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association.
8Dwyane WadeDwyane Tyrone Wade Jr. is an American professional basketball player for the Miami Heat of the National Basketball Association.
9Tracy McGrady
10Jerry WestJerry Alan West is an American retired basketball player who played his entire professional career for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association.

The best pure shooter of all time, at least until Stef Curry came along. His lifetime scoring average of 27.03 was accomplished WITHOUT the 3-point line being in existence. How many 3's would Jerry West have been able to get in an average game? If he was getting 5-7 per night like Curry, his career scoring average would exceed Chamberlain's and Jordan's. Even if he was only getting 3 per night, he would equal them.

The Contenders

11Kareem Abdul-JabbarKareem Abdul-Jabbar is an American retired professional basketball player who played 20 seasons in the National Basketball Association for the Milwaukee Bucks and Los Angeles Lakers.
12Wilt ChamberlainWilton Norman "Wilt" Chamberlain was an American basketball player . He was born on August 21, 1936 in Philadelphia and died on October 12, 1999 in Los Angeles due to heart failure . ...read more.

All of the NBA players in history combined [except for Wilt] have scored over 60 points in a game 62 times.
Wilt all by himself has scored over 60 points in a game 62 times.

Just wondering which of the other names on this list ever averaged over 50.4 points per game for an entire season, like Wilt did his best year?
OK then, which of the other names on this list averaged over 44.8 points per game for an entire season like Wilt did in another year?
Well surely somebody averaged more than the 38.9 points per game for an entire season like Wilt did in yet another year?
No?
I think the answer is obvious.

13Karl MaloneKarl Anthony Malone is an American retired professional basketball player. Nicknamed "The MailMan", Malone played the power forward position and spent his first 18 seasons in the National Basketball Association with the Utah Jazz and formed a formidable duo with his teammate John Stockton.
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