32 times Only Wilt Chamberlain (32 times), Kobe Bryant (6 times), Michael Jordan (5 times), Elgin Baylor (4 times), James Harden (4 times), and Damian Lillard have scored 60 or more points on multiple occasions (3 times).
Chamberlain's average score per game during those seasons was 100. He had at least one point in each of his teams' victories.
He is the all-time leader in points scored in the NBA season with 726, a record that will likely not be challenged for some time. During his career, he averaged nearly 50 minutes per game, so it's not like anyone prevented him from getting off shots.
In addition to being the highest-scoring player in NBA history, Chamberlain is also first in free throws made with 924, second in three-pointers made with 801, and first in offensive rebounds with 1229.
His overall rating of 1.734 is the best of any player who has spent their entire career with one team. That's because he played only 77 games over two seasons due to injury. Otherwise, he would have been able to reach 80 games played this year.
Chamberlain's overall average of 29.4 points per game would currently place him 14th all-time if he had stayed healthy full seasons.
Five video games Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant each have five games with 60 points or more in their careers. During the regular season, Kobe scored 81, 65, 62, 61, and 60 points. Michael Jordan has 69, 64, 63 (in the playoffs), 61, and 61 points.
Both players had five seasons with at least one game with at least 60 points, but they never had a year where they had multiple such games during the same season. The highest number of 60-point games by either player is 11, by Jordan in 1998-99 when he was with the Bulls. The lowest number of 60-point games is one, by Bryant in 2007-08 when he played for the Lakers.
Bryant and Jordan are the only players to have six seasons with at least one game with at least 50 points. They both reached this mark twice: Bryant with the Los Angeles Lakers in 2005-06 and 2006-07 and Jordan with the Chicago Bulls in 1996-97 and 1997-98.
Bryant and Jordan are also the only players to have four consecutive seasons with at least one game scoring 50 points or more. They both did this between the years of 2003-04 and 2006-07.
Bryant and Jordan are the only players to have three consecutive seasons with at least one game scoring 40 points or more.
The 100-Point Game The 1961-62 season of Chamberlain is well remembered for one famous game in particular. Chamberlain scored 100 points in a game between the Philadelphia Warriors and the New York Knicks on March 2, 1962, at Hershey, Pennsylvania, the most points ever scored by a single player in an NBA game. He had 49 points in the first half and 51 points in the second half. After making only eight field goals in the first half, he made 22 of 29 shots in the second half.
Chamberlain also set a new record for most free throws made in a single game with 27. That record has since been broken several times but it still stands as the highest total ever recorded by a single player in an NBA game.
Chamberlain finished the game with 251 points in two games against Philadelphia defense that was never afraid to give him the ball. In fact, he averaged nearly ten attempts per game during this span. No other player has come close to breaking his records since then.
In addition to scoring 100 points, Wilt Chamberlain also brought attention to the NBA by wearing a dress during a promotional tour of Europe. The costume made headlines when it was reported that he had stolen it from a Paris fashion house. Although this incident happened before many European players came over to America, it still made Chamberlain popular among fans there. In fact, he is considered by some to be the greatest basketball player ever.
Chamberlain's accomplishments are abundant in the record books. He was the first player in NBA history to score 4,000 points in a single season. He set NBA single-game records for most points (100), most consecutive field goals (18), and most rebounds in a single game (55). He also holds the record for most points in a single playoff game with 50.
In addition to his scoring achievements, Wilt Chamberlain is regarded as one of the best center players in NBA history. During his time with the Philadelphia 76ers and Los Angeles Lakers, he led each team to the playoffs every year. In 1960-61, he averaged 100 points per game, which is still a league record today.
After his playing career ended, Chamberlain became an influential member of the basketball community. He was named MVP of the 1972 Olympics when they played without a 3-point line. And he is considered by many to be the greatest force in basketball history.
However, there are some who say that Chamberlain's achievements do not merit all of the attention they receive. They claim that he was given a free ride by the media and fans because he was Wilt Chamberlain, one of the biggest stars in American sports at the time. Others say that his role on his teams limited his contributions little by little over the years.
Regardless, it can be said that Wilt Chamberlain has been responsible for bringing much success to the NBA.
Chamberlain was a member of the NBA All-Star team 13 times throughout his 14-year career (he missed one year due to injury). In his career, he averaged 30 points and 22 rebounds a game and won the scoring title seven times. During that time, he suffered from numerous injuries, including meningitis, pneumonia, and a knee condition called chondromalacia patella (painful degeneration of the kneecap). As a result, he played in only 100 games over that period.
In addition to all these injuries, there is also evidence that some of his achievements were achieved at a high level of pain. For example, it has been suggested that he used drugs and/or alcohol to get through games that he knew he could not play at full strength.
Wilt Chamberlain never played in an All-Star Game while with the Philadelphia 76ers because of injury. He did however, play in three consecutive All-Star Games with the Los Angeles Lakers after they acquired his contract from the Sixers. The last of these came when he was still playing for Philadelphia in 1970.
Chamberlain passed away in 1999 at the age of 60 after suffering from diabetes for several years. Today, he remains one of the greatest players in NBA history.
The most of 50-point games