Greatest Offensive Players in NBA Historyanthonybecerra831
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I mean, no explanation needed. Probably should've won 7 MVPs because he got screwed because of voter fatigue in 1973 season which Dave Cowens won MVP over Kareem in won of the most controversial selections of all time. 1972 MVP season, which was all-time historic featured him setting an all-time record that still stands, which is the NBA record of single season win shares of 25.37. 1971 was him having one of the all-time historic season that he seriously should've been the unanimous MVP, but only because of disrespect of being a 2nd-year player screwed him up. He averaged 11.2 rebounds per game even though the competition of being one of the best rebounders in the league featured players such as Wilt Chamberlain, Nate Thurmond, Elvin Hayes, Hakeem Olajuwon, Willis Reed, Dennis Rodman. Also, the he also stayed extremely relevant even though there were great centers throughout his era, such as Bob McAdoo, Bill Walton, Moses Malone, Robert Parish, Patrick Ewing, Elvin Hayes, Willis Reed, ...more - NBALists2049
To good to be true he scored the most amount of points in NBA history!
Sorry, but simply playing for many more seasons than Wilt does not make anyone a better scorer. The average NBA career is 5 years, take any players best 5 consecutive year period vs. Wilt's, the other players look like they are in Elementary School. Double that and take the first 10 years of Wilt's career, the other players [Jordan and Kareem included] have only moved up to Middle School. Even "Grandpa" Wilt, at 315 pounds, with heavy scar tissue in his knees, late in his career, still outrebounded every other player in history. It's a testimony to Kareem and Karl Malone's longevity that they are #2 and #4 in total games played, and no coincidence that they are #1 and #2 in total points. Offense is more than longevity, and for a single game or an entire season, younger Wilt Chamberlain would have made mincemeat out of them.
Any list without Wilt at #1 in this category is wrong.
100 point game? check.
Multiple 70-point games? check.
50 point season average? check.
55 rebound game? check.
Multiple 60/40 games? check.
Its silly to have anyone in history above Chamberlain for individual offensive accomplishments.
Two consecutive league leading scorer. Purely from the stand point of his offensive skills and the number of ways he was able to score and the intense of defense back to the days and the difficulty to guard him when he was in his peak, T-mac would have ranked the top 5 offensive players in all time nba history. Obviously, he did not win many rewards like MVP, but his offensive skills are definitely the best of the best.
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2. Michael Jordan
3. Wilt Chamberlain