Which NBA Player had the Most Points in a Single Season?

Which NBA Player had the Most Points in a Single Season? Photo by Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

A Look at the Top Ten Players for Most Points in a Single Season.

Top Ten Players for Most Points in a Single Season in NBA History.

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There have been a lot of great players that have made a name for themselves at the NBA level.  Which players had the most points for a single season? Let us take a look and see who made this list.  Get Free NBA Picks and NBA Predictions for every game all season long at Sports Chat Place. 

1. Wilt Chamberlain is atop the list, having collected 4,029 points during the 1961-62 season with the Philadelphia Warriors.  Chamberlain averaged 50.4 points per game during the 1961-62 season. The center had a field goal shooting percentage of .506 during the campaign. 

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2. Wilt Chamberlain also has the 2nd spot on this list.  The Warrior is on here after scoring 3,586 points during the 1962-63 season, this was the first year that the Warriors played in San Francisco.  Chamberlain averaged 44.8 points per contest during the Warriors first year in San Francisco. 

3. Michael Jordan is number 3 on the list, after having an excellent season with the Chicago Bulls.  Jordan recorded 3,041 points during the 1986-87 season. This accomplishment happened during Jordan’s third year in the league.  Jordan registered 37.1 points per game during that campaign. 

4. Wilt Chamberlain finds himself back on the list at number 4.  Chamberlain is on here for the 3rd time, after having an incredible season during his 2nd year in the league.  During the 1960-61 season, the center collected 3,033 points. Chamberlain registered 38.4 points per contest that season. 

5. Number 5 on the list? Yes, you guess it, Wilt Chamberlain.  The center is on here for the 4th time out of 5 chances. Chamberlain scored 2,948 points during the 1963-64 year.  The post player collected 36.9 points per game on average that season. 

6. Michael Jordan is number 6 on the list, after collecting 2,868 points during the 1987-88 season.  Jordan led the league during the 1987-88 campaign, averaging 35.0 points per game, while also totaling a league best 40.4 minutes per game.  

7. Kobe Bryant, the longtime Los Angeles Laker, is number 7 on the list.  Bryant notched 2,832 points for the Lakers during the 2005-06 campaign.  Bryant led the league that season, averaging 35.4 points per contest. 

8. Ben McAdoo, the former Buffalo Braves center, is on the list for the 1974-75 season.  McAdoo totaled 2,831 points during that year, while finishing with a .512 field goal percentage.  The center registered 34.5 points per contest. 

9. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is 9th on the all time list, having had his best season during the 1971-72 year for the Milwaukee Bucks.  Abdul-Jabbar averaged 34.8 points per game that season, that average led the league that season.     

10. James Harden rounds out the top 10, after having a great 2018-19 season for the Houston Rockets.  Harden collected a league leading 36.1 points per average during that campaign. The Houston guard scored 2,818 points that year.  Harden attempted over 1,000 3-pointers that year, finishing with a .368 percentage from deep. 

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