Every Single NBA Record Held By Wilt Chamberlain: 100 Points, Most 50-Point Games In A Season, Most Rebounds, And More

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All The Records Held By Wilt Chamberlain

The man, the legend, the one and only Wilt Chamberlain. For most young fans, Wilt Chamberlain could have never dominated in today's NBA. Well, let me tell you one thing: that couldn't be further from the truth, as he was one of the most athletic players in NBA history.

Chamberlain was so big, long, strong, and naturally gifted, that he pursued a professional career in volleyball once he retired and the Nets even tried to get him to come back when he was in his 5os. In fact, the league had to change some rules to prevent him from getting an unfair advantage over his peers, something that didn't work.

Wilt gets a lot of heat for only winning a couple of NBA Championships despite being the most gifted and dominant player in the league, and that's fair. Then again, when you take a look at some of the stats and accolades he put together throughout his career, you have no choice but to take your hat off to him.

That's why today, we're going to let you know about every single NBA record owned by Wilt 'The Stilt', and you know this may take a while:

All NBA Records Owned By Wilt Chamberlain

5 Rules That Were Changed Because Of Wilt Chamberlain
  • Most points per game in a season (50.4 in the 1961–62 season)
  • Most points in a season (4,029 in 1961–62)
  • Most points scored in a game (100 vs. the New York Knicks on March 2, 1962)
  • Most points scored in a half (59 in the 2nd half vs. the New York Knicks on March 2, 1962)
  • Most 50-point games in a season (45 in 1961–62)
  • Most 40-point games in a season (63 in 1961–62)
  • Most consecutive seasons leading the NBA in points per game (7)
  • Most career regular-season 60-point games (32)
  • Most career regular-season 50-point games (118)
  • Most career regular-season 40-point games (271)
  • Most career regular-season 35-point games (381)
  • Most consecutive 60-point games (4 from February 25-March 2, 1962)
  • Wilt Chamberlain is the only player to ever score 60 points in back-to-back games.
  • Most consecutive 50-point games (7 from December 16–29, 1961)
  • Most consecutive 40-point games (14 from December 8–30, 1961 and January 11 – February 1, 1962)
  • Most consecutive 30-point games (65 from November 4, 1961 – February 22, 1962)
  • Most consecutive 20-point games (126 from October 19, 1961 – January 19, 1963)
  • Most consecutive games leading all players in scoring (40 in 1961-62 season)
  • Most consecutive games leading all teammates in scoring (116)
  • Most points per game by a rookie (37.6 in 1959–60)
  • Most points by a rookie (2,707 in 1959–60)
  • Most points by a rookie in a game (58 on January 25, 1960, and February 21, 1960)
  • Most consecutive 40-point games by a rookie (5 in late January 1960)
  • Most points scored by a player in his first NBA game (43 on October 24, 1959, against the New York Knicks)
  • Fewest games played to reach 15,000 points (358, achieved in 1964)
  • Fewest games played to reach 20,000 points (499, achieved in 1966)
  • Fewest games played to reach 25,000 points (691, achieved on February 23, 1968, against the Detroit Pistons)
  • Fewest games played to reach 30,000 points (941, achieved on February 16, 1972, against the Phoenix Suns)
  • Most consecutive seasons leading the league in field goals made (7 from 1959–60 through 1965–66)
  • Most field goals made in a season (1,597 in 1961–62)
  • Most field goals attempted in a season (3,159 in 1961–62)
  • Most field goals made in a game (36 vs. the New York Knicks on March 2, 1962)
  • Most field goals attempted in a game (63 vs. the New York Knicks on March 2, 1962)
  • Most field goals Made in a Half (22 in the 2nd half vs. the New York Knicks on March 2, 1962)
  • Most field goals Attempted in a Half (37 vs. the New York Knicks on March 2, 1962 (2nd half)
  • Most field goals Attempted in a Quarter (21 in the 4th quarter vs. the New York Knicks on March 2, 1962)
  • Most Free Throws Made in a Game (28 vs. the New York Knicks on March 2, 1962)
  • Most seasons leading the NBA in free throw attempts (9)
  • Most consecutive seasons leading the NBA in free throw attempts (6 from 1959–60 through 1964–65)
  • Most free throws attempted in a season (1,363 in 1961–62)
  • Most points by a rookie in a game (53 vs. the Syracuse Nationals on March 14, 1960)
  • Wilt Chamberlain also scored 50 as a rookie against the Boston Celtics on March 22, 1960.
  • Most field goals in a seven-game series (113 vs. the St. Louis Hawks in 1964)
  • Most field goals in a game (24 vs. the Syracuse Nationals on March 14, 1960)
  • Most field goal attempts in a game (48 vs. the Syracuse Nationals on March 22, 1962)
  • Most field goal attempts in a three-game series (104 vs. the Syracuse Nationals in 1960)
  • Most field goal attempts in a five-game series (159 vs. the Syracuse Nationals in 1962)
  • Free throw attempts in a game (16 in 1962)
  • Wilt Chamberlain also holds the second-most attempts in an All-Star Game with 15 in 1960.
  • Career total rebounds (23,924)
  • Career rebounds per game (22.9)
  • Most seasons leading the league in rebounds (11)
  • Most seasons with 1,000 or more rebounds (13)
  • Rebounds per game in a season (27.2)
  • Total Rebounds in a season (2,149 in 1960–1961)
  • Rebounds in a game (55, Philadelphia Warriors vs. Boston Celtics, November 24, 1960)
  • Most rebounds per game by a rookie in a season (27.0)
  • Most rebounds by a rookie in a season (1,941)
  • Most rebounds by a rookie in a game (45 on February 6, 1960)
  • Most rebounds in a single postseason (444 during the 1969 Playoffs).
  • Most rebounds in a playoff game (41 against the Boston Celtics, on April 5, 1967).
  • Most rebounds in a half (26 against the San Francisco Warriors on April 16, 1967) (Also an NBA Finals record.).
  • Highest rebounding average in a playoff series (32.0 in a 5-game series against the Boston Celtics in 1967).
  • Most rebounds in a 5-game playoff series (160 against the Boston Celtics in 1967).
  • Most rebounds in a 6-game playoff series (171 against the San Francisco Warriors in 1967). (Also an NBA Finals record for a 6-game series.).
  • Most rebounds in a 7-game playoff series (220 against the Boston Celtics in 1965).
  • Most rebounds by a rookie in a game (35 against the Boston Celtics on March 22, 1960)
  • Scored a then-playoff record 53 points (still a rookie record) in the same game (a game 5 victory).
  • Highest rebounds per game average in the NBA Finals, career (24.6)
  • Most career rebounds in the NBA All-Star game (197).
  • Most rebounds in an All-Star Game half (16 in 1960).
  • Most double-doubles, all-time: 968.
  • Highest single-season PER: 31.82 in 1963 season.
  • Most consecutive double-doubles (227) (between 1964 and 1967 seasons)
  • Most consecutive triple-doubles in the same postseason (4) (April 9-16, 1967)
  • Most double-doubles in the All-Star Game (7)
  • Most seasons leading NBA in minutes played (8)
  • Most consecutive seasons leading NBA in minutes played (5, from 1959–60 through 1963–64)
  • Most career minutes played per game (45.8)
  • Most minutes played in a season (3,882 in 1961–62)
  • Most minutes played per game for a season (48.53 in 1961–62)
  • Wilt Chamberlain's 3,882 minutes played out of the team's possible 3,890 left an average of six seconds of rest per game.
  • Most complete games in a season (79 out of 80 games in 1961–62)
  • Most consecutive complete games in a season (47 in 1961–62)
  • Highest postseason career average minutes per game: 47.24
  • Highest average minutes per game in a playoff series (49.33 (296/6) against the New York Knicks in 1968)
  • Most minutes played in a three-game series (144 against the Syracuse Nationals in 1961)
  • Most minutes played in a four-game series (195 against the Cincinnati Royals in 1965 and the Atlanta Hawks in 1970)
  • Most minutes played in a six-game series (296 against the New York Knicks in 1968)
  • Most minutes played in a five-game series in the NBA Finals (240 against the New York Knicks in 1973)
  • Wilt Chamberlain never fouled out of a regular-season or playoff game in his 14 years in the NBA. His career average was only 2 fouls per game, despite having averaged 45.8 minutes per game over his career.
  • Most consecutive seasons leading NBA in field goal percentage (5, from 1964–65 through 1968–69)
  • Most consecutive field goals (35 from February 17–28, 1967)
  • Most field goals in a game without a miss (18, Philadelphia 76ers vs. the Baltimore Bullets on February 24, 1967)
  • Career free throws missed (5805)
  • Career free throws missed per game (5.6)
  • Free throws missed per game in a season (7.0 in 1967-68)
  • Most free-throws missed in a single season (578 in the 1967–68 season)
  • Most free throws missed in a playoff game in a half (12, vs. Boston Celtics, April 12, 1966)

So yeah, perhaps he didn't play vs. today's competition or under today's rules, but there's absolutely no doubt that Wilt Chamberlain would have been as good as he was back in the day if he played in today's NBA.

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