In every sport there are records set by some of the best players to ever suit up and play the game. Today I would like to name I few that stood out to me in the NBA. I have 10 spots for 10 records that probably won’t be broken…ever. None of them are in order of greatness for each record holder is the greatest at what they did. I truly hope you enjoy.
Okay we’ll start off with an easy one that everyone should know. Bill Russell’s 11 championship rings is the most of any player in the NBA. Then when you consider he did this on the same team in 13 years, 8 of the rings coming consecutively in a row you might be a little stunned. Well you should be, something like this will never happen again. A championship really is something you win as a team so I was debating putting it up here. But when you think of the most important players or parts of the team Bill Russell’s name comes up every time. So for being the core of a franchise I give him this record.
That is the number of career triple doubles Oscar Robertson recorded. This record will probably never be touched, just admired. To have 181 triple doubles is something God like, but then again we're talking Oscar Robertson one of the best point guards in the game ever. He will also probably be the only player to also average a triple double for an entire season.
A 1 time NBA champ, 1 time MVP, but always triple double master.
Making over 1,000 three’s in a career is hard enough for some players, but for Reggie that’s a walk in the park. Reggie sits atop of the three point throne as king until further notice. The only person that could dethrone King Reggie would be Ray Allen with a increasing 2,299 makes. Ray has a good chance to do this but for now this belongs to Reggie.
This crown belongs to the one and only Wilt Chamberlain. He is the only player to average 22.9 career rebounds and grab 23,924 of them. The only challenger to this feat would be Bill Russell who has 21,620 career rebounds falling short 2,034 from Wilt “the Stilts” total. The only active player on this rebounds list is Shaquille O’Neil who sits currently in the number 15 slot with 12,566. No one can take this record away.
When you bring up the subject of great point guards ever John Stockton’s name should be inserted immediately. He is the leader of assist with 15,806 assists to players on his team. If each one of these assists were tallied off of 2 point shots that would make 31,612 points. That’s with out three’s or and-ones. The point guard is described as a position that handles and distributes the ball. John Stockton is a truest example of this, a pure point guard.
That’s over 3,000 rejections, stuffs, swats, and facials all served by one player.
This display of blocks is something inhumanly. To those that think deflecting a ball is easy don’t know how hard it is. There is an art to it, one that must be mastered. It takes timing, control, and vision to block a shot without causing a foul. The player closest to this record is the newly retired Dikembe Mutombo who has a highly respectable 3,289 blocks. Hakim “the Dream’s” defensive title will be safe for a long, long time.
And you thought he was gone? Well he’s back!
This number of pick-pockets belongs to John Stockton. 3,265 steals, quite a number for the king of thieves right? Stealing the ball not only stops the opponents offence, it can also create points for you or a teammate. Stockton has a 751 lead over Michael Jordan stealing this title with his amazing numbers.
Its official, the “Stock” has hands of gold.
That stagger number of points was scored by the one and only Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Form the sky hook to dunks this man has scored virtually from every angle of the court on offence. Get used to the number, you’ll never see another like it. Now this record holder might be felling some heat soon from some guys by the names of Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, and Dwayne Wade.
But for now this torch stays lit.
Let’s get this straight, the “charity strike” can be the hardest shot in basketball. No jumping, no running, just thousands of eyes all on you while you attempt to clear your mind and put the ball in the hoop. So to score 9,787 at the freethrow line is something amazing, something you would expect from the “Mailman” himself. Karl Malone truely got to the basket when his team needed him. He’s been at the line 13,188 times and came out .742% from it. Getting over 500% is hard for most big guys. I don't care if he wears a cowboy hat, the guys just that good.
Okay you knew I couldn’t leave without mentioning the 100 point scoring episode by “the Big Dipper” himself Wilt Chamberlain. An outburst of scoring like this is unbelievable, something that leave you dumbstruck and in awe. The closet anyone’s come to scoring this would be the 81 points scored by Kobe Bryant. Call it being a ball hog, or call being selfish if you want to. I call it simply amazing.