Top 10 Individual Records in NBA History

Awesome records that may not be broken for a long time.
The Top Ten
1 Wilt Chamberlain's 100 points in a game.

Kobe has come close, but still missed it by 19 points.

It's 100, not 10, 100. Nobody will beat this.

2 Wilt Chamberlain's 55 rebounds in a game

Andre Drummond got 29 rebounds this year in a single game, but I can't picture anyone reaching 55 in a game.

3 Russell Westbrook's 42 triple-doubles in a season

Amazing record right there.

4 Wilt Chamberlain's double-triple-double

Wilt also had a number of unofficial "Quadruple-Doubles," since blocks were not an official stat during his career.

Wilt had 22 points, 25 rebounds, and 21 assists. Do you see Westbrook, LeBron, or Towns doing that?

5 Michael Jordan's 30.12 career PPG average

The average NBA career is only 4.8 years. Even if you more than double that and consider 10 years to be a long career, over the first 10 years, Wilt Chamberlain averaged far more PPG than Jordan. Age inevitably affects everyone, and it affected Wilt a lot due to his massive size, plus the fact that he had two major knee surgeries, which back then were done with a scalpel, and not the modern lasers, etc., used today that allow almost miraculous healing. Prime Wilt was a better scorer/rebounder/shot-blocker than anyone in history.

MJ has declined, and since LeBron, KD, and Melo have not caught up to Jordan yet, they will never be number 1 because they still have yet to decline.

6 Elmore Smith's 17 blocks in a game

Hassan Whiteside can have blocking outbursts, but he would need to get a lot of blocks to compare with Elmore Smith.

7 Tim Duncan's 1,360 consecutive games with a made field goal

No one in NBA history has had the longevity that Tim Duncan has in his career. Do you really think that someone like Towns or Porzingis is going to catch him?

He's like 7'1 and scores in the paint.

8 Scott Skiles's 30 assists in a game

Except for maybe Chris Paul, I don't see any other player in the league that can reach that.

9 John Stockton's 3,265 steals in career

Chris Paul is catching up to Stockton's assist stat, but I don't think any player can catch his steals stat. CP3 has played over half of his career already, and he is just over halfway there.

10 Bill Russell's 11 NBA Championships
The Contenders
11 Wilt Chamberlain's 60 point/40 rebound game

He had 6 games with this stat. The best was an amazing 78-point, 43-rebound game!

12 Dikembe Mutombo's 4x Defensive Player of the Year

With Dwight Howard, Tyson Chandler, and Joakim Noah backing off, I don't see anyone who can win this award 5 times. Whiteside and Jordan will get fairly close, though. Maybe.

This award did not exist during Bill Russell's playing years.

13 Wilt Chamberlain's 50.4 points per game average in season

This happened in the 1961-1962 magical season of Chamberlain.
It will never be broken.

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