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These NBA Records Will NEVER Be Broken

Recently Lebron James became the first player in NBA history to reach 40,000 career points. It was once thought that the all-time scoring record would never be broken, but almost 40 years later Lebron passes Kareem. What records are believed to never be broken?


1. Lebron's Scoring Records


40,000 career points. For his career, Lebron James is averaging 27 points per game. Lebron came into the league at 18 years old which gave him a great opportunity to reach Kareem. James not only is the all-time scoring leader but he also has the all-time playoff points record (8,023), the most consecutive games of having 10+ points (1191), the most consecutive seasons of averaging at least 25 points per game (19), and the youngest player to reach these point milestones...


2. Wilt Chamberlain's 55 Rebounds In A Game/27.2 Per Game In A Season


The legend of Wilt Chamberlain will always live on. In a game against the Boston Celtics Wilt Chamberlain managed to get 55 boards. This was also in his rookie season. Wilt by himself nearly outrebounded the entire Celtics team (59 rebounds).


Another unreal record Chamberlain has is the highest rebound average in a season with an average of 27.2 per game in the 1960-61 season (his second season in the league). However, when you put context to the rebounding average it makes sense.


Not only did Wilt play almost every minute that season (47.8 per game), the league was much faster during his time. The pace stat does not go that far back, but seeing how many shots were attempted an estimate can be given to how fast the league was. Coincidently the same season Wilt averaged 27.2 rebounds was the same season the league saw its highest shot attempts per game with an insane 109.4 shots attempted per game. To put that in perspective today the NBA is averaging 89.2 shots (29th all-time).


3. Hakeem's All-Time Career Blocks


Hakeem Olajuwon is the all-time blocks leader with 3,830 blocks in his career. Today the NBA has shifted to a more perimeter style of offensive play. When Hakeem played perimeter shots were looked down upon so there were more shots in the paint taken. With more shots in the paint, there are more opportunities to block shots.


Olajuwon played 18 seasons in the NBA, and in 8 of those seasons, he averaged at least 3 blocks per game. In 3 of those 8 seasons, he averaged at least 4 blocks per game with the highest being 4.6 blocks per game.


4. Most Technical Fouls In A Season


Not every record is a positive one. Rasheed Wallace has the unfortunate honor of having the most technical fouls in a single season with 41 in the 2000-01 season. This is essentially impossible to break. After 16 techs you get a one-game suspension. After that, every two technical fouls so, 18, 20, 22, 24 that’s another suspension. Currently, Dillon Brooks is leading the league with techs with 14 and the season is almost over.


5. A.C Green's/Robert Parish's Games Played Record


From the years 1986-2001, A.C. Green holds the record for the most consecutive games played with 1192. Robert Parish holds the record for the most games played overall with 1611. Players these days, even though not all, rest while healthy during games, and the juxtaposition of Green/Parrish with the current level load management makes these records untouchable.



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