Top 10 Individual Records in NBA HistoryBronson Awesome records that may not be broken for a long time.
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Kobe has come close, but still missed it by 19 points. - Bronson
Andre Drummond got 29 rebounds this year in a single game, but I can't picture anyone reaching 55 in a game. - Bronson
Oscar got a triple-double once every two games. I don't see anyone in the league being able to do that. - BronsonV 1 Comment
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? - Bronson
The average NBA career is only 4.8 years. Even if you then more than double that and consider 10 years to be a long career, over the first 10 years, Wilt Chamberlain averaged far PPG more 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/shotblocker than anyone in history.
You've got to look at competition too. Wilt Chamberlain was 7'3'', so all he literally had to do was jump and dunk, while Jordan had to make crossovers, drives, or jump really high to shoot over players, especially 7 footers. If Wilt played in Jordan's era, he would not be close to Jordan's PPG average. - Bronson
MJ has declined, and since LeBron, KD, or Melo has not caught up to Jordan yet, they will never be number 1 because they still have yet to decline. - Bronson
Hassan Whiteside can have blocking outbursts, but he would need to get a lot of blocks to compare with Elmore Smith. - Bronson
Except for maybe Chris Paul, I don't see any other player in the league that can reach that. - Bronson
No one in NBA history has had the longevity like Tim Duncan has in his career. Do you really think that someone like Towns or Porzingis is going to catch him? - Bronson
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. - Bronson
This award did not exist during Bill Russell's playing years.
With Dwight Howard, Tyson Chandler, and Joakim Noah backing off I don't see anyone that can win this award 5 times. Whiteside and Jordan will get fairly close though. Maybe. - Bronson
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2. Wilt Chamberlain 55 rebounds in a game
3. Oscar Robertson 41 triple-doubles in a season