1. "Flyer" Mike Jordan: 10 scoring champions
Over the course of his career, Jordan has received numerous accolades and accomplishments, including a 10-time NBA scoring title. The scoring title is the highest praise for a player's ability to score, and Jordan's 10 accolades show his outstanding scorer ability and consistently high level of performance. He performed with 37.1 points per game in his rookie season, reaching a total of 3,041 points, becoming the first man since Chamberlain.
2, "Lord of the Rings" Bill Russell: 8 consecutive titles
Russell spent most of his career playing for the Boston Celtics, racking up multiple honors, including 11 NBA championships, including an astonishing eight straight championships. This achievement made him the most successful coach and player in NBA history and considered one of the greatest basketball players of all time.
3. Magic Elvin Johnson: Rookie season FMVP
Magic Elvin Johnson's debut season in the NBA was brilliant. He joined the Los Angeles Lakers in the 1979-80 season as a high-profile rookie at the time. In the playoffs, he led the Lakers to a championship and became an FMVP (Finals Most Valuable Player). This accolade allowed him to reach heights in his rookie season that no other player could possibly match.
4. "Skyhook" Karim Abdul Abdul-Jabbar: 6 MVPs
"Skyhook" Karim Abdul-Jabbar, the name undoubtedly represents great admiration and respect for basketball fans. Abdul-Jabbar is one of the greatest players in NBA history, and he has numerous accolades and achievements, the most notable of which is undoubtedly his six regular-season MVPs.
5. "The Great Commander" Wilt Chamberlain: 100 points per game
Wilt Chamberlain, the name for basketball fans, stands for unparalleled talent and near-mythical abilities. On March 3, 1962, Chamberlain scored a career-high 100 points in a game between the Philadelphia Warriors and the New York Knicks, shooting 36-of-63 from the field and 28-of-32 free throws, leading the Philadelphia Warriors to a 169-147 victory. This record of 100 points per game is the NBA's all-time regular season single-game scoring record, and no one has been able to break it until now.
6. "Big Bird" Larry Bird: Player coach manager Grand Slam
Larry Bird has achieved many accolades in his basketball career, including being named regular season MVP for three consecutive years, winning championships, and FMVP. He showed great skill and experience as a player, and was named regular season MVP for three consecutive years. He has also shown extraordinary talent in the field of coaching and general manager. He served as head coach of the Indiana Pacers in 1997 and was named NBA League Coach of the Year the following year. He was hired by the Pacers as a team manager in 2003 and named NBA General Manager of the Year the following year.
7, "Stone Buddha" Tim Duncan: The fastest 1000 wins
On April 6 , 2016 , Duncan scored his 1,000th career regular season win against the Utah Jazz , becoming the third player in history and the first player to win a thousand-win on the same team. And he only used 1389 games, the fastest player in history to reach 1,000 wins, with a win rate of 72%.
8. "Big Shark" Shaquille O'Neal: 39 free throws in a single game in the finals
Shaquille "The Shark" O'Neal set an NBA record of 39 free throws in a single game in the Finals on June 10, 2000. In the game, O'Neal shot 18 of 39 and scored 40 points, 24 rebounds, 4 assists and 3 blocks.
9, "Peter Pan" Kobe Bryant: Scored more points than the Mavericks in the third quarter
On November 21, 2005, the Lakers hosted the Mavericks. In the first three quarters of the game, Kobe Bryant scored 62 points individually, while the Mavericks scored only 61 points, and Bryant personally scored more than the opponent's entire team. Bryant was hot in the day's game, scoring 62 points in 33 minutes, grabbing eight rebounds and making three steals. He was extremely efficient at scoring, shooting 18 of 31, including 4 of 10 three-pointers and 22 of 25 free throws.
10, "Little Emperor" LeBron James: All-time scoring leader
On February 8, 2023, in the NBA regular season Lakers home game against the Thunder, LeBron James reached 38,387 points at the end of the third quarter, surpassing the famous Abdul-Jabbar's career total (38,387 points), and was officially crowned the NBA's all-time scoring leader. Behind this historic moment is LeBron James' 20-year stable and distinguished career.
On the night James was crowned the all-time scoring champion, his family and many NBA celebrities, fans, etc. witnessed this historic moment on the sidelines. After the game, Abdul-Jabbar personally held the basketball, which symbolizes the legacy torch, into James' hands, which became a classic moment in NBA history.