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Toughest NBA Records To Break

I just watched the gallery vault in SI.com and I figured that I should write down the toughest records to break in the NBA... And when I say tough I do mean tough because it does take another giant like Wilt and a team that could match the Jordan's Bulls intensity and passion to break some of these records...

1. Best Single Season Record: 1995-96 Chicago Bulls (72-10)
Arguably the greatest team of all time... Yes... Quote me on that... With a 100% focused Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen playing comfortably as a second option, Toni Kukoc being a 6'10 offensive firepower and Dennis Rodman grabbing every rebound in sight, the Bulls were paced to break the 1971-72 Lakers' 69-13 record... Not to mention they did it without unprecedented pressure...

2. Most Points in a Single Game: 100 points by Wilt Chamberlain
This was set on March 2, 1962 with the Philadelphia Warriors taking on the New York Knicks(man, the Knicks are known for making their opponents post career numbers) at Hershey, Pennsylvania... The closest to have come and tear that record down was Kobe Bryant's 81 against the defenseless Raptors...

3. Most Championships for a Player: Bill Russell with 11...
The epitome of a winner... Bill Russell has always been that guy who is a team-first player... Not even magic and dominating numbers from Wilt Chamberlain could stop Russell because as he said it before, "If he wants to beat me, he has to beat all of us..."Bill Russell no doubt is an example of a true winner...

4. Most Points in a Season: 1961-62 season, 50.4 ppg by Wilt Chamberlain
Aside from his 100 point output in the records of basketball, I don't see anyone topping his average of 50.4 during the 1962 season... Such an amazing feat that the closest competitor was Michael Jordan's 37.1 during the 1986-87 season...

5. Most Minutes Per Game: 1961-62 season, 48.5 mpg by Wilt Chamberlain
Man, Wilt has been setting all NBA records at one season... I don't see anyone averaging 48.5 mpg nowadays without their tongue wagging with exhaustion...

6. Most Seasons Leading The League in Scoring: Michael Jordan with 10 (1986-1993, 1995-1998)
The game's greatest player has also set the record for leading the league in scoring for 10 memorable seasons... 6 of those seasons resulted to championships... Kobe and Shaq has only led the league twice... Name one player in the NBA that has won the Scoring Title and a Championship in the same season... (aside from MJ of course)

7. Most Rebounds in a Game: 55 by Wilt Chamberlain on November 24, 1960
Wilt's record in rebounds looks insurmountable if you take a glimpse at the NBA today... It's hard to come up with 55 rebounds unless you do it as a team effort but one guy? yikes! He grabbed 55 boards in a loss to the C's... The closest to have come with Wilt's achievement was Bill Russell with 49... Dwight Howard has only 26 as his career high byfar...

8. Most Assist in a Game: 30 by Scott Skiles on December 30, 1990
Scott Skiles set the record with a win against the Nuggets breaking the record of Kevin Porter which was at 29... Heck I don't think Jason Kidd and Steve Nash could break Skiles record now even at their aging years... Jason Kidd's high was 25 while Nash's was 22... No one has reached 28 assists in the past 15 years... CP3? D-Will? Can you break the hiatus?

9. Most Personal Fouls in a Season: 1983-84 Season, 386 by Darryl Dawkins
He was the most foul prone by any means during that season but CHocolate Thunder's record will always be at the backseat of his slamjams and that huge shattering of the backboards during the late 70's..

10. Most Assists in Career: 15, 806 by John Stockton
His 17 year-career was filled with wonders... Stock will always be among the greatest point guards/players the NBA ever had... The closest to this record byfar is Jason Kidd and counting...

11. Longest Season Winning Streak: 1971-72 Los Angeles Lakers, 33 straight...
The Lakers with a tough line up with Wilt, Gail Goodrich and Jerry West... They started winning, winning and winning until they reached the 33-straight win mark... The closest came at 22 by the 2007-08 Houston Rockets but it's nowhere near... Not to mention, the streak came with a championship whereas the Rockets came with a first round exit...

PS: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar does have the 38,387 points and it looks unbreakable but with stars like LBJ, Kobe and Durant, I think it will be shattered anytime in the next few seasons if they stayed healthy...


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wilt put up ridiculous

wilt put up ridiculous numbers.

he averaged 49 minutes per game one season(yes the games were still 48 minutes back then).

he grabbed over 50 rebounds in a game at least once

He averaged over 50 points a game one season.

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wilts record probably wont

wilts record probably wont be broken in todays game. i think if shaq kobe,jordan played back in his time they could have broken it. but with the players being bigger and stronger and more big men it probably wont happen. but never say never. i think kobe could have got it that night against the raptors if he really wanted to. could have told phil to keep him in the game and just went for it

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yeah, not to diminish wilts

yeah, not to diminish wilts numbers, but it was a way different game back then. Wilt touched the ball on every possesion. The game he got 100 points, he took 64 fg's and 32 ft's. Think about that, you might see one or two games a season where someone attempts 40 fg's in todays game and certainly not 60 while also putting up 32 ft's.

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Despite how great Jordan and

Despite how great Jordan and Kobe are and were, I don't think they would have broken Wilts records if they played back when he did. Keep in mind that back in the day there weren't so many 7 footers and Wilt was a man amongst boys. He also had a pretty selfish mentality and was not afraid to shoot the whole game. His game was also set much closer to the rim so it wasn't as much shooting the rock as it was laying it in the hole. Even Kobe and Jordan had bad shooting nights. The inside game was always gonna be available for Wilt back in the day regardless of if wasn't shooting well. Shooting didn't really affect his game.

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are you sure about 8??!!

I remember it was Stockon record with 35 Assists

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skiles has the record for

skiles has the record for assists with 30

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naw it was skiles. they

naw it was skiles. they talked about it this year when they asked him if he will allow jennings to break his record if there was a game where he had 30ast with alot of time left on the game clock

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Also, blocks weren't an

Also, blocks weren't an official stat for most of Wilt's and Russell's career. I wonder how many those guys had during their career.

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There once was a guy who was

There once was a guy who was built like Tyreke Evans, passed like Jason Kidd, crashed the offensive glass like a forward, and shot hook shots like a center and shot fadeaways like a shooting guard.

He averaged a triple-double for a season. and for 5 seasons averaged 30, 10,10 cumulatively.

Underrated. Shame you left him off the list.

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i wonder what lebron would

i wonder what lebron would have averaged back then.. probably 35/15/15

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lebron would have averaged

lebron would have averaged whatever he wanted. It would have been like playing a video game with him. He could have got 50 a game if he wanted. I just watched part of Knicks lakers game from the 70's like 2 weeks ago, and trust me, i don't think any of those perimiter players could even make a squad today. I'm sure a lot of people will disagree and say how great oscar or west were, but im thinking they would be in the d-league today.

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Good post Fizer. Just

Good post Fizer. Just wondering does Dennis Rodman hold the modern day record for most rebounds in a game??

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I found my calling

I'm going to break the fouls giving record. Mark my words. Just need the chance.

But nobody will score 100 points a game. When Kobe did the 81 wasn't there alot of time left in the game where he was pulled because of a blow out? Can't remember but if so I'm curious if he could've made it. The most person with a ring can be broken easy. You don't have to be a star to get rings, you can just be on the right team in the right year. Which active player has the most rings currently in the league? If it's Kobe or Duncan, they will still be in the hunt for at least 5- 8 more years. Leading the year in scoring? 10 doesn't sound like alot but I can see how that could be hard to maintain. Assist will be broken, you just need a guard that can play as long seasons wise as John Stockton. Only problem now is that todays point gaurds aren't really point gaurds. Most are shooting gaurds to short to play the position. Just my opioion

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i agree most arent pg but i

i agree most arent pg but i dont think that has alot to do with the players not having the talent to do it i think its because more teams want there guards to score and the guards want to score more. i think these scoring pg could probably get more assist if they had to. i think what seperates the very very good pg from the just good pg is the ability to score and get a bunch of assist. alot of fans dont see it that way though they think the pg who scores the most is the better pg even though a better pg is a pg who can score and rack up ast while making others better and defend. rebounding and steals is also a plus

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did you know

that in that 61/62 season when wilt averaged 50 and 25,when oscar averaged tripple-double neither of them wasnt mvp... it was bill russel that averaged 18 and 23 but celtics were first in nba.... that interesting fact

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Oscar Robertson was a 6'5

Oscar Robertson was a 6'5 220 pound guard-forward.

That's Tyreke Evans size. Add in the pull-up jump shot, the fade away jump shot and the running hook shots and you've got a 30ppg scorer.

The game has fewer possessions now on average so who knows how many rebounds he would average but when you see a 6'4 33 year old Jason Kidd grab 18 rebounds you have to wonder what Oscar could have done in this era

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Michael Jordan/Oscar Robertson

the misconception that we often see with regard to evaluating players who played at any time before the advent of color television.

The notion that their game wouldn't translate into today's game. That's called chronological snobbery. It's fallacious logic.

Michael Jordan came into the NBA in 1984. That was over 25 years ago.

When we suggest Robertson, who played in the 1960s/1970s, wouldn't be good in the 1990s/2000s, we essentially imply that a 1980s version of Michael Jordan couldn't play in the NBA four or five years from now.

That includes the 1987-88 version of Jordan who:

Won League MVP
Won Defensive Player of the Year
Won the Slam Dunk Contest
Won All-Star Game MVP

Scored 35 points per game with 5.5 rebounds, 5.9 assists, 3.2 steals, and 1.6 blocks per game, all while shooting a whopping 53 percent from the field
So using the rationale used against Robertson, we can establish that Jordan would not be that elite player he was back then in this decade and especially beyond.

It's obviously a preposterous suggestion, but that's essentially what we suggest with "chronological snobbery". Perhaps it only sticks out as absurd when it includes the player regarded by most as the greatest of all time. However, given the media hype machine that revolves around being prisoner of the moment, perhaps there will be people making those assertions.

Conclusion
It's just as foolish to suggest that the game and talent of Oscar Robertson wouldn't translate to the modern-day NBA as it is to say that a player who played in the 80s or 90s wouldn't make the same translation.

People can point out the league having better athletes today, but it can also just as easily be pointed out that advantages that actually benefit guards since Robertson's day. For example, the three-pointer, which opens up even more room to dish to teammates as well as score, or the hand check rule, which makes it even easier for players on the perimeter to get into the lane because defenders cannot dictate which way you want to go.

Am I saying Robertson is the greatest of all time? Not at all. But he deserves to be in the conversation of the all-time greats. Him and Elgin Baylor.

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/343202-oscar-robertson-the-most-under...

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Lebron could average 40-50

Lebron could average 40-50 ppg today he just chooses to average 7 assists along with 30 ppg

and the game isnt all about athleticism and And-1 streetball moves.
Its about hard work & fundamentals.

People say Wilt Chamberlain wouldnt average 50ppg nowadays. Yeah he wouldnt unless he play for a really bad team.

That one year he did that he averaged 2 assists he was shooting every time he got the ball.

How many 7'1 centers can run the break and shoot the fadeaway jump shot or bank shot and dunk every time underneath the rim?

Chris Kaman? Tyson Chandler? Dwight Howard (6'10)? Olowokandi? Okafor? Spencer Hawes?

The numbers speak for themselves.

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so should we say a player

so should we say a player like george mikan would still be a allstar/mvp today since its fallacious logic to think a player from the past couldnt do as well in todays game?

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I honestly never watched

I honestly never watched George Mikan play because I dont think I could learn much from his game compared to some other players. I do like the Mikan drill.

I dont have time to research the facts but Mikan played in the 40s and 50s when their were like 6 teams in whatever league he played in.

I dont see why he couldnt play nowadays and average 20ppg he might need to add a jump shot to diversify his game.

But the league he was playing in didnt have as many great players as the 60s when the sport had more players.

if you take out Lebron and Dwight Howard are we even having this conversation which I feel is essentially

how athleticsim has "evolved"".

Just take them out of the equation and the argument is very weak.

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and when people say that

and when people say that Lebron could be better than Larry Bird that is no small statement.

He can do it and he may already have but that would be a good battle just my opinion

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and when people say that

and when people say that Lebron could be better than Larry Bird that is no small statement.

He can do it and he may already have but that would be a good battle just my opinion

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