Top 10 Individual Records in NBA HistoryAwesome 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.
Its 100, not 10, 100. Nobody will beat this.
Andre Drummond got 29 rebounds this year in a single game, but I can't picture anyone reaching 55 in a game.
Amazing record right there
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?
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.
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.
Hassan Whiteside can have blocking outbursts, but he would need to get a lot of blocks to compare with Elmore Smith.
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?
He's like 7'1 and scores in the paint.
Except for maybe Chris Paul, I don't see any other player in the league that can reach that.
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.
He had 6 games with this stat, the best was an amazing 78 point, 43 rebound game!
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.
This award did not exist during Bill Russell's playing years.
This happened in 1961-1962 magic season of Chamberlain.
It will never be broken.