Ranking the Best Pure Scorers in the NBA Entering 2012-13

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Ranking the Best Pure Scorers in the NBA Entering 2012-13
Cary Emondson-US PRESSWIRE

Scoring is the most glamorous aspect of basketball, and almost every NBA player loves to put the ball into the basket as often as possible. Just as with everything else in life, though, some people are better at meeting the goal than others. 

These 20 players are the best of the best when it comes to pure scoring. 

Now, of course, that begs the question: What exactly does pure scoring entail? 

To be a pure scorer, a player must be able to maintain efficiency while scoring in volume. It doesn't matter how the points are scored, as long as they're put up on the scoreboard. A dunk holds the same value as a beautiful shot from just inside the three-point arc.

However, there is a distinction that needs to be made between some shots. You're more of a pure scorer if you create your own shot and score it than if you rely on teammates to create your opportunities.  

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