10 Most/Highest Points Scored By NBA Players (1990 – 2020)

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These are the complete Most Points Scored by NBA Players / Highest Points Scored by NBA Players starting from the NBA season in 1990 until 2020, created by me JimmyBallers20.

Wilt Chamberlain holds the all-time career records for total points scored (4,029) and points per game (50.4) in a season, both records were achieved in the 1961–62 season. He also holds the rookie records for points per game when he averaged 37.6 points in the 1959-60 season. Among active players, James Harden has the highest point total (2,818) and the highest scoring average (36.1) in a season, both were achieved in the 2018–19 season.

Michael Jordan has won the most scoring titles, with 10 titles with the Chicago Bulls. Michael Jordan and Wilt Chamberlain are the only players to have won seven consecutive scoring titles (this was also Chamberlain's career total). George Gervin, Allen Iverson and Kevin Durant have won 4 scoring titles in their career, and George Mikan, Neil Johnston and Bob McAdoo have achieved it three times. Paul Arizin, Bob Pettit, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Shaquille O'Neal, Tracy McGrady, Kobe Bryant, Russell Westbrook and James Harden have each won the scoring title twice. Since the 1946–47 season, five players have won both the scoring title and the NBA championship in the same season: Fulks in 1947 with the Philadelphia Warriors, Mikan from 1949 to 1950 with the Minneapolis Lakers, Abdul-Jabbar (then Lew Alcindor) in 1971 with the Milwaukee Bucks, Jordan from 1991 to 1993 and from 1996 to 1998 with the Chicago Bulls, and O'Neal in 2000 with the Los Angeles Lakers. Since the introduction of the three-point field goal, O'Neal is the only scoring leader to have made no three-pointers in his winning season. The longest interval separating multiple scoring title wins by the same player is 4 seasons, shared by Arizin and Shaquille O'Neal in the seasons between 1952 and 1957 and 1995 to 2000 respectively.

At 21 years and 197 days, Kevin Durant is the youngest scoring leader in NBA history, averaging 30.1 points in the 2009-10 season. Russell Westbrook led the league with an average of 31.6 points in the 2016–17 season, when he also became the second NBA player to average a triple-double in a season. The most recent champion is James Harden.

The all-time leading scorer in NBA history is Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, who scored a total of 38,387 career points. As of March 10, 2020, the active NBA player with the most career points scored is LeBron James. LeBron James holds third place on the all-time list. The record for points scored in a single NBA season belongs to Wilt Chamberlain, who scored 4,029 points in the 1961–62 season.

27 different players have scored 60 or more points in a game, while just six players have joined the 70 point club. Only six players have scored 60 or more points on more than one occasion: Wilt Chamberlain (32 times), Kobe Bryant (6 times), Michael Jordan (5 times), Elgin Baylor (4 times), James Harden (4 times), and Damian Lillard (2 times). Wilt Chamberlain holds the single-game scoring record, having scored 100 points in a game in 1962.

Jordan (63) and Baylor (61) are the only players to score at least 60 points in a game during the playoffs, each accomplishing this once.

The youngest player to achieve this is Devin Booker (70 points – 20 years & 145 days) and the oldest is Kobe Bryant (60 points – 37 years & 234 days).

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