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DaaBoTownSox
02-01-2009, 03:38 AM
Found this & wanted to see what you guys think..


The most obvious NBA record that will never be broken is Wilt Chamberlain's 50.4 points/game during the 1961-1962 season. Averaging even 40 points/game in this era of the NBA is almost impossible. He was in an era where big men were uncommon, but he performed in the games he played. Michael Jordan has the most modern record with just over 37 points/game to put Wilt's numbers in perspective.

In that same season, Chamberlain has another unbreakable NBA record - 45 games of 50+ points in a single season. No one other than Wilt has had more than 9 in a season. The game was different back in the 1960s, regardless, this is a record that will stand forever.

Most seasons leading the league in scoring - Michael Jordan with 10. Wilt Chamberlain (7) and George Gervin (4) are the only players even close. There's plenty of parity in the NBA with more injuries and defensive schemes preventing one player from dominating that much during their career. Along those same lines, Jordan and Chamberlain also have the record with 7 consecutive seasons leading the league in scoring. A few players have 3 straight years, but one injury in today's NBA would prevent breaking that record.

Most points in a single game - Wilt Chamberlain with 100. The famous game where Wilt went for 100 is an NBA record that will stand forever. The closest efforts recently have been David Robinson and Kobe Bryant. Robinson's 71-point effort came in the final game of the year where it was a questionable defensive effort to get The Admiral the scoring title. Kobe's 81 came in a Superman-type effort, but was still 19 points shy.

Most rebounds in one game - Wilt Chamberlain with 55. Even Ben Wallace and Dennis Rodman didn't come close to Wilt's high mark. 20 rebounds happens a few times a season, but that's only around half of the record.

Most assists in a game - 30 by Scott Skiles. That amounts to dishing out 60-90 of your team's points for the game. No one has reached even 28 in the past 15 seasons. It would take an unheard-of shooting effort by the team and a close game so the player doesn't get taken out - and no foul trouble.

Most personal fouls in a season - 386 by Darryl Dawkins. That's nearly 5 fouls per game for the entire season. A player would almost need to be a fouling "goon" used as fodder to attain those numbers over 82 or less games in a season.

Alvin Robertson, 3.67 steal per game, 1985-1986. Anything over 3 steals/game is phenomenal, but only a handful of players has done it in NBA history. Don Buse is second at 3.47 - a difference of 16 steals over the course an 82-game NBA season.

Mark Eaton, 5.56 blocks per game, 1984-1985. Eaton is the only player to break 5 blocks/game since the statistic was tracked in the NBA. Trees like Manute Bol haven't even approached Eaton's lofty mark. Even a dominating Greg Oden would be hard pressed to be that consistent over 82 games.

Elmore Smith, 17 blocked shots in a single game, 1973. Shaquille O'Neal is the only player since 1990 to collect even 15 blocks in an NBA game. This takes skill, luck and playing out-of-your-mind for the entire game to even challenge Smith's record.

John Stockton, 5 seasons averaging over 13 assists per game. Only 3 other players have had even one season above 13 assists/game: Isiah Thomas, Magic Johnson and Kevin Porter. Stockton was the quintessential point guard during his career and his chemistry with Karl Malone is significant to this record, which will never be equaled or broken.

Calvin Murphy, Highest Free Throw Percentage in a season with 95.81%. Murphy missed only 9 charity attempts all season. With the emphasis on three-point shooting and all the other facets of the game, the basic free throw has suffered on the past 10 years. The league leader ends up around 90% on the season, which in terms of hundreds of free throws, is a huge disparity. Any seasons above 93% would be phenomenal, but still short of Murphy's mark.

Oscar Robertson, The only player to average a triple-double for the season (30.8 points, 12.5 rebounds, 11.4 assists). With even 10 triple-doubles being hard to come by, it is impossible in this day and age of the NBA to average that for an entire season. 10 rebounds and 8 assists would be possible, but that over 150 assists short for the season.

Tbomb9887
02-01-2009, 03:47 AM
72-10 is pretty close to unbreakable.

JermanJaysFan
02-01-2009, 03:49 AM
Most personal fouls in a season - 386 by Darryl Dawkins. That's nearly 5 fouls per game for the entire season. A player would almost need to be a fouling "goon" used as fodder to attain those numbers over 82 or less games in a season.

Jake Voskuhl is averaging 0.26 fouls per minutes since joining the Raps this year. Stretch that out over 36 minutes and you've got 9.36 fouls per game, good for 768 on the season :p.



Calvin Murphy, Highest Free Throw Percentage in a season with 95.81%. Murphy missed only 9 charity attempts all season. With the emphasis on three-point shooting and all the other facets of the game, the basic free throw has suffered on the past 10 years. The league leader ends up around 90% on the season, which in terms of hundreds of free throws, is a huge disparity. Any seasons above 93% would be phenomenal, but still short of Murphy's mark.
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I could see Jose Calderon breaking this mark- he is at 98.8% on the season so far- 96 isnt out of the question.

Draco
02-01-2009, 03:49 AM
There's plenty of parity in the NBA with more injuries and defensive schemes preventing one player from dominating that much during their career.

Meh.. No team in todays league plays defense like the late 80s Pistons or 90's Knicks.

Draco
02-01-2009, 03:52 AM
Robinson's 71-point effort came in the final game of the year where it was a questionable defensive effort to get The Admiral the scoring title. Kobe's 81 came in a Superman-type effort, but was still 19 points shy.

Robinson's points kept coming long after the game was decided and his teamates were feeding him the ball to pad his stats. In fact, he was criticized for not coming out of the game. Kobe's superman effort was against one of the worst defensive teams in the NBA.. I take this entire article with a grain of salt.

cahawk
02-01-2009, 04:29 AM
Robinson's 71 came as team fed him everytime to win scoring title in last game.
kobe's 81 came running & gunning as fast as he could never looking to pas & no teammate daring not to give him the ball everytime.
Wilt's 100, in the end was similar in that teammates kept feeding him.

These records must be taken with a grain of salt. I consider Wilt's averaging 50 points a game much more difficult and real than a single 100 point game.

Allabouthephils
02-01-2009, 05:35 AM
Meh.. No team in todays league plays defense like the late 80s Pistons or 90's Knicks.

Agree, 100 %... If anything the defense is worse today... There is more emphasis on scoring and athletic ability for the sake of the fans...

In the mid early 90's throughout, defenses schemed completely to try and stop Jordan... No one could do it... That is what made him so great... He has a laundry list of highlights throughout his career to prove it... Could anyone this day in age go against a triple team and hit a fade away jumper from 20 feet consistently ??? Or take that same triple team to the cup and dunk on all of them ??? I don't think so...

NyYaNkEeS 91
02-01-2009, 10:55 AM
how in the hell does somebody get 55 boards in a single game

S.J.Basketball
02-01-2009, 11:21 AM
Robinson's 71 came as team fed him everytime to win scoring title in last game.
kobe's 81 came running & gunning as fast as he could never looking to pas & no teammate daring not to give him the ball everytime.
Wilt's 100, in the end was similar in that teammates kept feeding him.

These records must be taken with a grain of salt. I consider Wilt's averaging 50 points a game much more difficult and real than a single 100 point game.

The year Kobe scored 81 he had Kwame, smush, and Walton in the starting line up. Who do you want to have the ball?

Wilts was totally different. His teammates kept fouling the other team to stop the clock so they could get the ball back right away and force feed him every time.

For those claiming the raps had bad defense...so do a lot of teams. Take my Warriors for example...I don't see anyone scoring 81 shooting above 50% against them.

blujaysrock
02-01-2009, 11:24 AM
edit: nvm already said.

Testaverde16
02-01-2009, 11:45 AM
I kind of see the 30 assists as not being "unbeatable." It would take an unbelievable performance, but it doesn't seem as far fetched as the other single game records (i.e. 55 boards, 100 points).

Yeah.... unbelievable though...

jackyyy
02-01-2009, 02:05 PM
wow..

amazing. nice find

cahawk
02-01-2009, 02:23 PM
Interesting fact:

Wilt's 55 rebounds were against Bill Russel & the Celtics @ Boston.

Hellcrooner
02-01-2009, 02:32 PM
I think Jose Calderon has a good chance to break the % of Ft thing.

hotpotato1092
02-01-2009, 02:50 PM
Records are meant to be broken. What if in 100 years someone masters genetic engineering and a player comes into the league 9 feet tall with LeBron's athleticism and Larry Bird's shot.

JIDsanity
02-01-2009, 03:14 PM
how in the hell does somebody get 55 boards in a single game

I can't answer that

_Sn1P3r_
02-01-2009, 06:00 PM
I can't answer that too. That's like 20 something a half and 20 boards is already hard enough. You prolly gotta miss a lot and put it back in after. ^^

phlp_bj
02-01-2009, 06:03 PM
wilt's records dont count lol. so unfair. he had no competition back then. he was the whole team so he did everything. i bet he won the game by himself where he scored 100

Iodine
02-01-2009, 06:05 PM
wilt's records dont count lol. so unfair. he had no competition back then. he was the whole team so he did everything. i bet he won the game by himself where he scored 100

That is so ignorant that only the NBA forum could produce it

USMCLaker
02-01-2009, 06:13 PM
Found this & wanted to see what you guys think..


The most obvious NBA record that will never be broken is Wilt Chamberlain's 50.4 points/game during the 1961-1962 season. Averaging even 40 points/game in this era of the NBA is almost impossible. He was in an era where big men were uncommon, but he performed in the games he played. Michael Jordan has the most modern record with just over 37 points/game to put Wilt's numbers in perspective.

In that same season, Chamberlain has another unbreakable NBA record - 45 games of 50+ points in a single season. No one other than Wilt has had more than 9 in a season. The game was different back in the 1960s, regardless, this is a record that will stand forever.

Most seasons leading the league in scoring - Michael Jordan with 10. Wilt Chamberlain (7) and George Gervin (4) are the only players even close. There's plenty of parity in the NBA with more injuries and defensive schemes preventing one player from dominating that much during their career. Along those same lines, Jordan and Chamberlain also have the record with 7 consecutive seasons leading the league in scoring. A few players have 3 straight years, but one injury in today's NBA would prevent breaking that record.

Most points in a single game - Wilt Chamberlain with 100. The famous game where Wilt went for 100 is an NBA record that will stand forever. The closest efforts recently have been David Robinson and Kobe Bryant. Robinson's 71-point effort came in the final game of the year where it was a questionable defensive effort to get The Admiral the scoring title. Kobe's 81 came in a Superman-type effort, but was still 19 points shy.

Most rebounds in one game - Wilt Chamberlain with 55. Even Ben Wallace and Dennis Rodman didn't come close to Wilt's high mark. 20 rebounds happens a few times a season, but that's only around half of the record.

Most assists in a game - 30 by Scott Skiles. That amounts to dishing out 60-90 of your team's points for the game. No one has reached even 28 in the past 15 seasons. It would take an unheard-of shooting effort by the team and a close game so the player doesn't get taken out - and no foul trouble.

Most personal fouls in a season - 386 by Darryl Dawkins. That's nearly 5 fouls per game for the entire season. A player would almost need to be a fouling "goon" used as fodder to attain those numbers over 82 or less games in a season.

Alvin Robertson, 3.67 steal per game, 1985-1986. Anything over 3 steals/game is phenomenal, but only a handful of players has done it in NBA history. Don Buse is second at 3.47 - a difference of 16 steals over the course an 82-game NBA season.

Mark Eaton, 5.56 blocks per game, 1984-1985. Eaton is the only player to break 5 blocks/game since the statistic was tracked in the NBA. Trees like Manute Bol haven't even approached Eaton's lofty mark. Even a dominating Greg Oden would be hard pressed to be that consistent over 82 games.

Elmore Smith, 17 blocked shots in a single game, 1973. Shaquille O'Neal is the only player since 1990 to collect even 15 blocks in an NBA game. This takes skill, luck and playing out-of-your-mind for the entire game to even challenge Smith's record.

John Stockton, 5 seasons averaging over 13 assists per game. Only 3 other players have had even one season above 13 assists/game: Isiah Thomas, Magic Johnson and Kevin Porter. Stockton was the quintessential point guard during his career and his chemistry with Karl Malone is significant to this record, which will never be equaled or broken.

Calvin Murphy, Highest Free Throw Percentage in a season with 95.81%. Murphy missed only 9 charity attempts all season. With the emphasis on three-point shooting and all the other facets of the game, the basic free throw has suffered on the past 10 years. The league leader ends up around 90% on the season, which in terms of hundreds of free throws, is a huge disparity. Any seasons above 93% would be phenomenal, but still short of Murphy's mark.

Oscar Robertson, The only player to average a triple-double for the season (30.8 points, 12.5 rebounds, 11.4 assists). With even 10 triple-doubles being hard to come by, it is impossible in this day and age of the NBA to average that for an entire season. 10 rebounds and 8 assists would be possible, but that over 150 assists short for the season.

Great post!!!

Hellcrooner
02-01-2009, 06:17 PM
50 rebounds were posible back then because the game was played with a frenzy and little defense.

that pace of game changed in the late 80s with pistons winning by slowing the game and playing hard.

if you dont beleive me download any 70s or 80s game and count the number of shot attempts and then watch an spurs game tody and count the attempts.

GSW fan
02-01-2009, 06:32 PM
These records can be broken in the next 5 years


Most assists in a game - 30 by Scott Skiles.(CP3)

Alvin Robertson, 3.67 steal per game(CP3)

Mark Eaton, 5.56 blocks per game(Dwight)

Elmore Smith, 17 blocked shots in a single game(Dwight)

John Stockton, 5 seasons over 13 assists pg(CP3)

Calvin Murphy, Highest Free Throw Percentage in a season 95.81%(Calderon)

Oscar Robertson, average a triple-double for a season(LBJ)

18colts29
02-01-2009, 08:34 PM
Wilts 27 rebounds per game in a season, and 23,000 career boards will never be beat.

still1ballin
02-02-2009, 12:46 AM
17 blocked shots? Crazy!

lakers4sho
02-02-2009, 12:50 AM
Mike James should break most of those records by the time he retires.

Except probably for the rebounds :shrug:

THE MTL
02-02-2009, 12:56 AM
Eventhough this records seem very hard to break. There is one record that is GUARANTEED impossible to break.

Wilt Chamberlain averaged 48.5 minutes per game.

HE AVERAGED OVER 48 MINUTES PER GAME IN A SEASON! UNBREAKABLE!

THE MTL
02-02-2009, 12:58 AM
These records can be broken in the next 5 years


Most assists in a game - 30 by Scott Skiles.(CP3)

Alvin Robertson, 3.67 steal per game(CP3)

Mark Eaton, 5.56 blocks per game(Dwight)

Elmore Smith, 17 blocked shots in a single game(Dwight)

John Stockton, 5 seasons over 13 assists pg(CP3)

Calvin Murphy, Highest Free Throw Percentage in a season 95.81%(Calderon)

Oscar Robertson, average a triple-double for a season(LBJ)



No one will ever average a triple double. No one with ever average that many blocks.

Dwight Howard could get 17 in a game. Or Camby. or Okafor. or Thabeet.

Chris Paul averages 12 assists already with very little help. Give him a better cast and 13apg will be there. Chris Paul can get 30 assists in one game.

lakers4sho
02-02-2009, 12:58 AM
His endurance amazes me!! The guy is probably in best condition to play every night.

THE MTL
02-02-2009, 12:59 AM
Eventhough this records seem very hard to break. There is one record that is GUARANTEED impossible to break.

Wilt Chamberlain averaged 48.5 minutes per game.

HE AVERAGED OVER 48 MINUTES PER GAME IN A SEASON! UNBREAKABLE!

THE MTL
02-02-2009, 01:02 AM
CHAMBERLAIN AGAIN!

Most 50+ games in a season: 45

Most 40+ points in a season: 63

Highest fg% in a season: .727

THE MTL
02-02-2009, 01:03 AM
More Chamberlain! Only center to lead league in assists!

Gup
02-02-2009, 01:03 AM
Wilt put up numbers no one will touch.......... ever.
you could play Kobe against a high school team all year, and he still wouldnt touch some of them

Hellcrooner
02-02-2009, 04:07 AM
100 point thing could only be beaten if a whole team decided to go for it at one game meaning playing the selected palyer the 48 minutes, allowing him to stand still in deense to not foul out , not caring about the result and just giving him teh ball all o fhte posessions.

Of course it woudl have to be a big man, since its more probable to make the goals from near the baskjet than from the outside,

and it woudl need to be one with GOOD free shooting percentage, sorry Shaq, Howard , Duncan,

It would have to be Kg, Bosh, Pau or Dirk.

Lakersfan2483
02-02-2009, 04:30 AM
Robinson's 71 came as team fed him everytime to win scoring title in last game.
kobe's 81 came running & gunning as fast as he could never looking to pas & no teammate daring not to give him the ball everytime.
Wilt's 100, in the end was similar in that teammates kept feeding him.

These records must be taken with a grain of salt. I consider Wilt's averaging 50 points a game much more difficult and real than a single 100 point game.

Hating at it's finest....

LakerzDQ
02-02-2009, 08:20 AM
17 blocks will never be challenged. if Dwight Howard blocks even 10 shots, no guard will drive in. they'll just take perimeter shots.

and 30 assists might be broken by CP3, on a very very lucky night. David West on fire, Peja Stojakovic on fire, Tyson Chandler with many dunks. The defense has to be horrid though.

CP3 has a CHANCE to beat any of those assists numbers, but it'll still be extremely difficult.

LBJ can't average a triple double. That's a bit too much, even for him.

TMAC94
02-02-2009, 08:23 AM
remember guys, another four years till i can go into the draft so just wait for those records to be broken :)