NBA Player Record Lists – Points, Rebounds, Assists & more…

List of NBA Player Records

POINTS

Most points in a game – Wilt Chamberlain – 100 points

On March 2, 1962, the Philadelphia’s  Wilt Chamberlain set the still standing single-game record for points in a single game with 100 points against the New York Knicks in a 169-147 win at Hershey Sports Arena in Hershey, Pennsylvania.

Most points in a career – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar – 38,387 points 

Of the top 5 record-holders in career points (Chamberlain, Bryant, Jordan, Malone, Abdul-Jabbar), Kareem has the lowest career PPG (24.6). However, he also played in the most games of the top five (1,560 games) helping him on his way to the record.

ASSISTS

Most assists in a game – Scott Skiles – 30 assists 

Orlando Magic’s  Scott Skiles dished 30 dimes against the Denver Nuggets on December 30, 1990. Skiles recorded 14 of his 30 assists in the 1st half and ended the game posting more than twice as many assists as the opponent’s team (Denver’s) total of 14 assists.

Most assists in a career – John Stockton – 15,806 assists

John Stockton’s 15,806 career assists should stand for a long time. An amazing fact is that 3,715 assists separate Stockton from the player with the 2nd highest number of career assists, Jason Kidd.

REBOUNDS

Most rebounds in a game – Wilt Chamberlain – 55 rebounds

On November 24, 1960, Wilt Chamberlain of Philadelphia broke Bill Russell’s record (51) for most rebounds recorded in a single game with 55 against the Boston Celtics. Chamberlain had 31 of those 55 rebounds in the 1st half.

Most rebounds in a career – Wilt Chamberlain – 23,924 rebounds

Not much to say really, the man was incredible.

STEALS

Most steals in a game – Larry Kenon – 11 steals

Larry Kenon of the San Antonio Spurs had 11 steals in a win against the Kansas City Kings on December 26, 1976. He played 44 minutes with an awesome 29 points, 15 rebounds and 4 assists. That’s a triple double right there.

Most steals in a career – John Stockton – 3,265 steals

Along with holding the all-time assist record Stockton also appears here. This record is almost untouchable with 2nd place Jason Kidd on 2,684 and the GOAT Michael Jordan on 2,514.

This will stand for a while.

CHAMPIONSHIPS

Most NBA Championships – Bill Russell – 11 Titles

Celtics center Bill Russell holds the record for the most Titles won with 11 during his 13-year playing career. He won his first championship with Boston during his rookie year. Afterwards, Russell went on to win 10 championships over the next 12 years, including eight consecutive from 1959 to 1966. He won his last two championships in 1968 and 1969 as player-coach.

MVP Awards

Most MVP Awards – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar – 6 MVP Awards

Abdul-Jabbar won the award a record 6 times. Both Bill Russell and Michael Jordan won the award 5 times, while Wilt Chamberlain and LeBron James (to date) won the award 4 times. Bill Russell and LeBron James are the only players to have won the MVP award 4 times in 5 seasons.

Technical Fouls

Rasheeed Wallace – 41 Technical Fouls in a season

Rasheed Wallace holds the record for the most technical fouls in an NBA season. In 2000–01, Wallace received 41 technical fouls in 80 regular season and postseason games. Wallace also holds the all-time record for most technical fouls by a player in a career with 317, a record previously held by Dennis Rodman.

Congrats Rasheed!

Scoring Titles

Most NBA Scoring Titles – Michael Jordan – 10 Scoring Titles

1987, 1998, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 1998.

Michael Jordan has won the most NBA scoring titles with 10. Michael Jordan and Wilt Chamberlain are the only players to have won 7 consecutive scoring titles.

He’s the GOAT for a reason.