NBA



The initials NBA correspond to the league of North American basketball (National Basketball Association). The NBA or National Basketball Association is known as one of the best American professional basketball leagues. 





The NBA's greatest all-time winners are the Boston Celtics , with 17 championships, closely followed by the Los Angeles Lakers with 16. Far further ahead, are the Chicago Bulls, with 6, thanks to the 2 eras of Michael Jordan, and to the San Antonio Spurs and Golden State Warriors, with 5 and 4 respectively. Last season's winners were the Cleveland Cavaliers, who have only won the NBA on that occasion.

Here we have the complete record :

  • Boston Celtics (17)
  • Los Angeles Lakers (16)
  • Chicago Bulls (6)
  • San Antonio Spurs (5)
  • Golden State Warriors (5)
  • Philadelphia 76ers (3)
  • Detroit Pistons (3)
  • Miami Heat (3)
  • New York Knicks (2)
  • Houston Rockets (2)
  • Atlanta Hawks (1)
  • Washington Wizards (1)
  • Seattle Supersonics (1)
  • Portland Trail Blazers (1)
  • Cleveland Cavaliers (1)
  • Milwaukee Bucks (1)
  • Dallas Mavericks (1)
  • Baltimore Bullets (1)
  • Sacramento Kings (1) ↚

Records

The records are many, and a dedicated article would be necessary to refer us all. In this section we will see the most important, divided between those achieved in the regular season, in the playoffs and in the finals. We will also see the list of players who have received the most awards, in addition to the age awards. ↚

Regular season

We start with records in the regular season .

Here are the records in one game , with the legendary 100 points of Wilt Chamberlain, the 55 rebounds also of Wilt Chamberlain, and the 30 assists of Scott Skiles among others:

  • Points: 100 for Wilt Chamberlain (1962)
  • Field Shots Scored: 36 by Wilt Chamberlain (1962)
  • Triples scored: 12 by Kobe Bryant (2003), Donyell Marshall (2005), Stephen Curry (2016)
  • Free throws scored: 28 by Wilt Chamberlain (1962), Adrian Dantley (1984)
  • Rebounds: 55 by Wilt Chamberlain (1960)
  • Assists: 30 by Scott Skiles (1990)
  • Steals: 11 by Larry Kenon (1976), Kendall Gill (1999)
  • Plugs: 17 by Elmore Smith (1973)

Throughout a season , these are some of the records achieved. They highlight the 4029 points of Wilt Chamberlain, the 402 triples of Stephen Curry, and the 1164 assists of John Stockton. We have here a Spanish, José Manuel Calderón, author of the best percentage of free throws, 98.1% in the 2008-2009 season.

  • Games played: 88 by Walt Bellamy (1968-1969)
  • Average score: 50.4 by Wilt Chamberlain (1961-1962)
  • Points: 4029 for Wilt Chamberlain (1961-1962)
  • Field Shots Scored: 1597 by Wilt Chamberlain (1961-1962)
  • Field Shot Percentage: 72.7% by Wilt Chamberlain (1972-1973)
  • Free throws taken: 840 by Jerry West (1964-1965)
  • Free throw percentage: 98.1% by José Manuel Calderón (2008-2009)
  • Triples scored: 402 by Stephen Curry (2015-2016)
  • Triple percentage: 53.6% by Kyle Korver (2009-2010)
  • Average rebounding: 27.2 by Wilt Chamberlain (1960-1961)
  • Rebounds: 2149 by Wilt Chamberlain (1960-1961)
  • Average assists: 14.5 by John Stockton (1989-1990)
  • Assists: 1164 by John Stockton (1990-1991)
  • Average theft of the ball: 3.67 by Alvin Robertson (1985-1986)
  • Robberies: 301 by Alvin Robertson (1985-1986)
  • Average stopper: 5.56 by Mark Eaton (1984-1985)
  • Plugs: 456 by Mark Eaton (1984-1985)
  • The only player to average a triple double: Oscar Robertson (30.8 pt, 12.5 rb, and 11.4 ace) (1961-1962)
  • Double Tripes: 41 by Oscar Robertson (1961-1962)

As for records throughout his career , Michael Jordan has achieved the best average points per game, above 30, while the record for points is held by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, with 38387. 23924 rebounds from Wilt Chamberlain. The record for assists goes to John Stockton, with 15,806, and who also has the highest number of steals, with 3265. As for the corks, Hakeem Olajuwon is the highest historical capper, no less than 3830.

  • Seasons: 21 by Robert Parish, Kevin Willis and Kevin Garnett
  • Matches: 1611 by Robert Parish
  • Average points per game: 30.12 by Michael Jordan
  • Points: 38,387 by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
  • Field Shots Scored: 15837 by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
  • Field Shot Percentage: 58.2% by Artis Gilmore
  • Free throws scored: 9787 by Karl Malone
  • Free Throw Percentage: 90.43% by Steve Nash
  • Triples scored: 2735 by Ray Allen
  • Rebounds: 23924 by Wilt Chamberlain
  • Bounce rate: 22.9 by Wilt Chamberlain
  • Assists: 15806 by John Stockton
  • Assists Percentage: 11.2 by Magic Johnson
  • Robberies: 3265 by John Stockton
  • Theft percentage: 2.71 by Alvin Robertson
  • Plugs: 3830 by Hakeem Olajuwon
  • Plugs Percentage: 3.50 by Mark Eaton
  • Triple-double: 181 by Oscar Robertson ↚

Playoff records | NBA Playoffs 

Focusing only on Playoff matches , here we have first place records in a single match . Jordan's legendary 63 points, Klay Thompson's recent 11 triples and Chamberlain's 41 rebounds, which still persist since 67. Magic Johnson and John Stockton share the record for assists in the same game, with 24, and Allen Iverson achieved in 1999 no less than 10 steals of the ball.

  • Points: 63 for Michael Jordan (1986)
  • Field Shots Scored: 24 by Wilt Chamberlain (1960), John Havlicek (1973), Michael Jordan (1988)
  • Triples scored: 11 by Klay Thompson (2016)
  • Free throws scored: 30 by Bob Cousy (1953)
  • Rebounds: 41 by Wilt Chamberlain (1967)
  • Assists: 24 by Magic Johnson (1984), John Stockton (1988)
  • Robberies: 10 by Allen Iverson (1999)

Here are the playoff records throughout the players' careers . We see for example the 5987 points of Michael Jordan, the 320 triples of Reggie Miller or the 4104 rebounds of the legendary Bill Russell. Magic Johnson holds the record for assists at 2346, while Scottie Pippen was the top thief and Tim Duncan the top blocker.

  • Matches: 259 by Derek Fisher
  • Minutes: 8869 by Tim Duncan
  • Points: 5987 by Michael Jordan
  • Average points per game: 33.45 for Michael Jordan
  • Shots scored: 2356 by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
  • Triples scored: 320 by Reggie Miller
  • Triple percentage: 45.1% by BJ Armstrong
  • Free throws scored: 1463 by Michael Jordan
  • Free throw percentage: 91.1% by Bill Sharman
  • Rebounds: 4104 by Bill Russell
  • Average rebounding: 24.9 for Bill Russell
  • Assists: 2346 by Magic Johnson
  • Average assists: 12.3 by Magic Johnson
  • Robberies: 395 by Scottie Pippen
  • Thefts average: 2.3 by Baron Davis
  • Plugs: 478 by Tim Duncan
  • Average Plugs: 3.3 by Hakeem Olajuwon ↚

NBA finals records | NBA Finals

In the final series , Elgin Baylor achieved 61 points in 1962, a record that still lasts, as well as the 40 rebounds of Bill Russel, a record that he achieved on 2 occasions. Other records: Magic Johnson's 21 assists and Ray Allen's 8 triples.

  • Points: 61 for Elgin Baylor (1962)
  • Field Shots Scored: 22 by Elgin Baylor (1962), Rick Barry (1967)
  • Triples scored: 8 by Ray Allen (2010)
  • Free throws scored: 21 by Dwyane Wade (2006)
  • Rebounds: 40 by Bill Russell (1960), Bill Russell (1962)
  • Assists: 21 by Magic Johnson (1984)
  • Scoring Average: 41.0 by Michael Jordan (1993)
As for the records in the finals throughout his career , the 1679 points of Jerry West, the 53 triples of Robert Horry and the 1718 rebounds of Bill Russell stand out. The record for assists remains for Magic Johnson, with 584, who also holds the steals record, with 102. For his part, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is the highest historical capper of the finals, with no less than 116 caps.

  • Points: 1679 for Jerry West
  • Scoring Average: 36.3 by Rick Barry
  • Field Shots Scored: 612 by Jerry West
  • Triples scored: 53 by Robert Horry
  • Triples Percentage: 52.5% by Derek Fisher
  • Free throws scored: 455 by Jerry West
  • Free throw percentage: 92.6% by Bill Sharman
  • Rebounds: 1718 by Bill Russell
  • Rebounder average: 24.6 by Wilt Chamberlain
  • Assists: 584 by Magic Johnson
  • Average assists: 11.7 by Magic Johnson
  • Robberies: 102 by Magic Johnson
  • Plugs: 116 by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar ↚

Awards
As for the players who have received the most awards , here is the list:

  • Season MVP: 6 by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
  • NBA Finals MVP: 6 by Michael Jordan
  • Nominations for Best Quintet Season: 11 for Karl Malone
  • Nominations for an Ideal Quintet: 14 by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Karl Malone
  • Nominations Best Defensive Quintet: 9 for Michael Jordan, Gary Payton
  • Defensive Quintet Nominations: 11 by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Tim Duncan
  • Best Defender Awards: 4 for Dikembe Mutombo, Ben Wallace


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