Points are the most glorified stat in the NBA. It's the only stat that's talked about as being significant in leading the league in, one people routinely cite in arguments in comparing players.
Often, the best players in the league aren't the best scorers. Really, it's rare for someone to lead the league in scoring AND win the MVP. Why? Usually because they don't focus too much on other facets of the game.
In the NBA, we may have the best era of players and scorers in history. Players are more athletic and versatile than ever before. Here's the breakdown of who the best pure scorers in the game are.