Top Ten Best Player Performances in NBA History

There have been legendary performances in the history of the NBA. I figured I'd count them down

The Top Ten

1 Wilt Chamberlain's 100 Point Game

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

2 Kobe Bryant's 81 Point Game

Nobody has ever matched Wilt, but Kobe came close. - hiphopgod

3 Bill Russell's 30-40 Game

In the 1962 finals, during Game 7. He scored 30 points and grabbed 40 rebounds. - hiphopgod

4 Elgin Baylor's 61 Point Game

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

5 The Flu Game

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

6 1998 NBA Finals Game 6: Jordan's Best Shot

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

7 Wilt Chamberlain's 78 point, 43 rebound game


8 David Robinson's Quadruple Double

34 Points, 10 Rebounds, 10 Blocks, and 10 Assists - hiphopgod

9 Hakeem Gets A Quadruple Double

18 Points, 16 Rebounds, 11 Blocks, and 10 Assists - hiphopgod

10 Wilt Grabs 55 Rebounds

We don't even know any of his other stats, we just know he grabbed 55 rebounds, and that's quite legendary - hiphopgod

The Contenders

11 Wilt Chamberlain's 60/40 game[s]

Wilt had over 60 points and over 40 rebounds in eight different games.

12 Hakeem Almost Gets A Second Quadruple Double

29 Points, 18 Rebounds, 11 Blocks, and 9 Assists
So close - hiphopgod

13 Wilt Chamberlain's "Unofficial" Quintuple Double

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.

14 Wilt Chamberlain's 26 blocks

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.

15 Wilt's Double-Triple-Double

22 points, 25 rebounds, 21 assists, the only 20-20-20 line in NBA history.

16 Michael Jordan's 63 Point Playoff Game
17 Wilt Chaimberlain's 73 Point Game

On November 16th, 1962 Wilt chamberlain of the Philadelphia Warriors

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