The NBA features the best players in the world so standing out from the rest of the pack isn't an easy thing to do. You may have a good game every now and then, but consistent dominance isn't for everybody.
We've seen players breakout one season and then hit a wall and disappear for the rest of their careers. Defenses and coaches learn how to stop them and they can't seem to adjust or reinvent themselves.
Then, there are other players who simply can't be stopped. You know what they're going to do and when they're going to do it, yet there's nothing you can do about it. Here, we're going to honor those, letting you know about the top 10 NBA players with the most seasons scoring 30+ points per game
10. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar - 3 Seasons
Seasons: 1970-71, 1971-72, 1974-75
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is the all-time leading scorer in NBA history, so it's not strange to see him on this list. Perhaps what's surprising is that he only had 3 30+ points-per-game seasons in his career.
That speaks volumes about his consistency, durability, and efficiency throughout his entire career. He didn't need to average a bunch of points to be a steady and reliable scorer, averaging double-digits in every single one of his 20 years in the league.
9. Bob McAdoo - 3 Seasons
Seasons: 1973-74, 1974-74, 1975-76
For most of their history, the Los Angeles Clippers franchise has been far from successful. Then again, there was a time when Bob McAdoo was one of the most feared men among the Association.
McAdoo was simply unstoppable on the post. His strength, footwork, and hops made him a nightmare for opposing defenses, as he proved by winning 3 Scoring Titles in a row.
8. Kobe Bryant - 3 Seasons
Seasons: 2002-03, 2005-06, 2006-07
For most of his career, Kobe Bryant played like a man on a mission because that was exactly what he was. He was poised and determined to prove that he was the best player on the planet, and more often than not, he succeeded.
Ironically, Bryant's best statistical seasons often came when the Los Angeles Lakers struggled the most, as he was lacking a good supporting cast and had to take matters into his own hands.
7. James Harden - 3 Seasons
Seasons: 2017-18, 2018-19, 2019-20
James Harden drew a lot of criticism when he broke out as the most dominant scorer in the league in 2017. People claimed that he was bending the rules in his favor to get more calls and that his constant trips to the line made the game boring.
You call it whatever you want, but James Harden is one of the best offensive players in the history of this game. There's nothing he can do with his left hand and his step-back threes are just a beauty to watch.
6. Jerry West - 4 Seasons
Seasons: 1961-62, 1964-64, 1965-66, 1969-70
The man, the legend, the logo. If the NBA - allegedly - uses your picture to promote their brand, then you must be pretty good at the game of basketball. If not, just ask anyone who saw Jerry West play.
One of the most impressive things about West was his consistency. He was a dominant scorer throughout his entire career, and he could also put the clamps on his rivals in the defensive end of the floor.
5. Adrian Dantley - 4 Seasons
Seasons: 1980-81, 1981-82, 1982-83, 1983-84
It's crazy that we don't talk about Adrian Dantley nowadays as often as we should. I mean, the guy was a walking bucket throughout most of his career, even winning a couple of scoring titles.
Dantley was as strong as he was crafty and he had a sweet touch around the rim with both hands. Impressively, he averaged double-digits in points per game in all but his final season in the league.
4. Allen Iverson - 4 Seasons
Seasons: 2000-01, 2001-02, 2004-05, 2005-06
Allen Iverson has a strong case for being the most talented NBA player never to win a title. His handles were unprecedented at that time, and his sweet moves took ankles left and right.
Iverson had the craftiest layup package in the league and his mid-range game was automatic. He was an unstoppable scorer for most of his career and single-handedly led the Philadelphia 76ers to the NBA Finals in 2001.
3. Oscar Robertson - 6 Seasons
Seasons: 1960-61, 1961-62, 1963-64, 1964-64, 1965-66, 1966-67
Oscar Robertson was Russell Westbrook before Russell Westbrook. We're talking about a freak of nature and a gifted athlete that could fill up the stat sheet any given night.
Robertson was one of the finest playmakers of his era and the best rebounding guard of all time before Westbrook came along. But more than that, he was a frenetic scorer that knew how to make the most of his athleticism on every single drive.
2. Wilt Chamberlain - 7 Seasons
Seasons: 1959-60, 1960-61, 1961-62, 1962-63, 1963-64, 1964-65, 1965-66
Wilt Chamberlain was a legend. He was so dominant that the league actually had to change some rules from preventing him from having an unfair advantage and he still got his way.
During his seven-year streak of averaging 30+ points, Wilt even had a 50.0 points per game season, which is obviously the highest in NBA history. There was no stopping him above or below the rim.
1. Michael Jordan - 8 Seasons
Seasons: 1986-87, 1987-88, 1988-89, 1989-90, 1990-91, 1991-92, 1992-93, 1995-96
I think I speak for everybody when I say that I'm not surprised to see Michael Jordan at the top of this list. At the end of the day, he has the highest points per game average in NBA history.
Moreover, Michael Jordan made a name for himself for being the most dominant scorer of all time. His 10 Scoring Titles aren't likely to be matched, and so are his 8 seasons averaging at least 30 points per game.