Don’t Just Assume Jordan is the Greatest
I grew up in the 90s. Michael Jordan very well might be the greatest all around basketball player in history, but he is not the greatest scorer ever to play. That honor belongs to Wilt Chamberlain.
Fifty years ago today Wilt scored 100 points against the New York Knicks while playing for the Philadelphia Warriors. While he scored 100 on March 2nd, 2012 an even more impressive fact is that he averaged 50 points per game during the 1962 season.
It is doubtful anyone will ever again score 100 points in a single game, but Kobe scored 81 a few years ago. Maybe someday someone could be the second player ever to break 100, but no one will ever average 50 points a game again for an entire season. In that category, Wilt will always stand alone.