Top Ten Best Player Performances in NBA Historyhiphopgod There have been legendary performances in the history of the NBA. I figured I'd count them down
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Nothing else could be number one. This is just one of those records that no player could beat. Wilt was truly a one of a kind athlete. - hiphopgod
Nobody has ever matched Wilt, but Kobe came close. - hiphopgod
In the 1962 finals, during Game 7. He scored 30 points and grabbed 40 rebounds. - hiphopgod
Although Bill did have the better game of the series, Elgin's performance 2 games earlier was still an amazing one. He scored 61 points and grabbed 22 rebounds. - hiphopgod
This might be the most iconic performance in the NBA's history. Michael Jordan showed up to Game 5 of the 1997 NBA finals with the flu (although there has been theories that he was not sick and was instead hungover or had food poisoning) and dropped 38 on the Utah Jazz. - hiphopgod
Ah yes, the shot that made Michael Jordan immortal. The shot that won him his 6th NBA title. Oh, and did I mention he dropped 45 points? Yeah, enough said. - hiphopgod
34 Points, 10 Rebounds, 10 Blocks, and 10 Assists - hiphopgod
18 Points, 16 Rebounds, 11 Blocks, and 10 Assists - hiphopgod
We don't even know any of his other stats, we just know he grabbed 55 rebounds, and that's quite legendary - hiphopgod
Wilt had over 60 points and over 40 rebounds in eight different games.
29 Points, 18 Rebounds, 11 Blocks, and 9 Assists
So close - hiphopgod
On March 18, 1968, Wilt had 53 points, 32 rebounds, 16 assists, 24 blocks, 11 steals.
However, blocks and steals were not an official NBA stat at the time. Wilt is currently #5 in all-time Triple Doubles, just behind Westbrook and just ahead of LeBron. Given the prodigious number of blocks he had, its reasonable to assume he had quite number of Quadruple Doubles that went unrecorded, and may possibly have had a Quintuple on at least one other occasion.
Although blocks were not an "official" NBA stat until the year after Wilt retired, the NBA tallied 26 blocks for Wilt during a game when they were testing it out as a stat.
Blocks were an official "internal" stat for the Philadelphia 76'ers, and Wilt averaged an amazing 8.8 blocks per game during his time on that team.
22 points, 25 rebounds, 21 assists, the only 20-20-20 line in NBA history.
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