Top 5 NBA Records That Might Never Be Broken

Explore the legendary records that define NBA greatness! From Bill Russell’s championships to Wilt Chamberlain’s 100-point game, Chek this out to know more.

As one of the most revered leagues of basketball, the National Basketball Association (NBA) is commemorated by millions of viewers throughout the world.  The NBA was established in 1946 and ever since has witnessed numerous prominent basketball players, including Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, LeBron James, Stephen Curry and many others dominate the world of basketball. Although initially it was established as the Basketball Association of America (BAA) in 1946, it was later renamed as the National Basketball Association (NBA) in 1949. Although numerous teams have originated as the winners of the NBA in the past years, the Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Lakers have clinched the highest number of NBA titles with a total of 17 trophies. The most recent NBA showdown of 2023, witnessed terrific gameplay by the Denver Nuggets, who defeated the Miami Heat in the finals and clinched the trophy.  Although the history of the NBA is filled with the stalwarts of basketball who have established numerous records, a few of them have managed to create a legacy that holds unbreakable records. 

In this article, we will take a look at the top five phenomenal records of the National Basketball Association (NBA) that might never be broken by any existing or upcoming player. 

  • Highest Number of Individual NBA Championships 

The legendary American professional basketball player, Bill Russell, who played as the centre for the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association (NBA) for a remarkable thirteen years, from 1956 to 1969. Often referred to as one of the greatest basketball players in the world, Bill Russell has accomplished several feats in his illustrious career, including the NBA Lifetime Achievement Award(2017), UPI College Player of the Year (1956), WCC Player of the Year (1956), Presidential Medal of Freedom (2011) and many more. Additionally, the legendary American basketball player also holds the record for clinching a total of eleven NBA Championships, which is considered to be one of the most prominent unbreakable records in the history of NBA Championships

  • Highest Number of Points in a Single Game 

Born on 21 August 1936, Wilton Norman Chamberlain holds the record for hitting the highest number of points in a single NBA game. The legendary centre appeared in a total of fourteen NBA seasons and clinched numerous coveted awards and recognitions in his illustrious basketball career. Wilton Norman Chamberlain established history on March 2, 1962, while representing the Philadelphia Warriors against the New York Knicks. Chamberlain, playing as a center, dominated the game and scored a record-breaking total of 100 points, establishing him as the center who scored the highest number of points in a single game in the history of the NBA. Although Chamberlain retired from the game of basketball in 1973 and passed away in 1999, his legacy and unbreakable record serve as a constant source of motivation for basketball players to improve their game on the court.

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  • Highest Number of Consecutive Games Ever Played 

A.C. Green Jr is often revered as one of the most disciplined basketball players ever introduced in the history of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Often regarded as the “Iron Man” of the NBA, A.C Green Jr is hailed as an inspiration among the younger generation of basketball players. A.C Green Jr’s illustrious NBA career lasted for a remarkable sixteen years, during which he represented the Los Angeles Lakers, Phoenix Suns, Dallas Mavericks and Miami Heat. Although A.C Green Jr represented numerous teams, his career witnessed an unprecedented spike while he played for the Lakers. The legendary basketball player played a pivotal role in assisting the Lakers to three championship titles in the years 1987, 1988 and 2000. Moreover, A.C. Green Jr holds the record for playing 1,192 consecutive matches, which is considered to be an unbreakable record in the history of the NBA.

  • Highest Number of Games Played in a Single Season 

The American professional basketball player, Walter Jones Bellamy, appeared in a total of thirteen games. BA seasons as a centre and undoubtedly dominates the basketball court with his phenomenal performances. Acknowledged as an NBA All-Star four times (1962-1965), Bellamy was inducted into the prestigious Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Apart from dominating opponents with his phenomenal shooting skills, Walter Jones Bellamy holds the record for playing the highest number of games in a single NBA season. Bellamy created history in the 1968-1969 NBA season by appearing in a record-breaking total of 88 games in a single season. Although the history of the NBA has witnessed numerous NBA players after Walter Jones Bellamy, no player has ever been able to surpass his record to date. 

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  • Highest Number of Blocks by a Player 

Former Nigerian-American basketball player, Hakeem Abdul Olajuwon, popularly referred to as “the dream”, is considered to be a fate-changing player for the Houston Rockets, as he led the squad to clinch the championship titles in two consecutive years, 1994 and 1995. Additionally, Hakeem Abdul Olajuwon was inducted into the prestigious Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2008 and the FIBA Hall of Fame in 2016. Apart from his prowess as a centre who led the Houston Rockets to phenomenal victories, Hakeem Abdul Olajuwon is also hailed for his record-breaking total of 3,830. Olajuwon announced an official retirement from basketball a decade ago, in 2002. His path-breaking record still hasn’t been surpassed by any basketball player till date and serves as one of the most influential milestones of his NBA career.

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