Defense may win championships, but offense wins eyeballs. Fans tune into sports to see high-scoring, fast-paced competition between professional athletes of the highest caliber. That's why the NBA players who have dropped that orange ball through that ten-foot basket thousands and thousands of times are the ones who are remembered the most. Wilt Chamberlain, Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant and LeBron James are synonymous with basketball, and that's because they've all scored tens of thousands of points.
When ranking the best scorers in NBA history, there are a few ways to do so. First, we can look at the players who have scored the most points in a single game. Only six players have scored 70 or more points, so it's a very short list, and Wilt Chamberlain is on the top. His 100-point game is considered one of the most unbreakable records in all of sports. Second, we can look at players who have scored the most points in an NBA season, and once again, Wilt Chamberlain holds the record with 4,029. Then we can look at the highest single-season scoring averages in history, and once again, Wilt Chamberlain holds the record with more than 50.4 points per game.
Wilt Chamberlain holds a lot of NBA records, but he didn't score every single point in NBA history. Can you name these NBA legends with the most points per game in a single season?