LeBron James: The 9 Other NBA Records That Will Never Be Broken

LeBron James: The 9 Other NBA Records That Will Never Be Broken

Isaac Darko
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:25 PM
  • LeBron James broke the NBA’s scoring record in the game against Oklahoma City
  • The LA Lakers star surpassed Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on the all-time scorers chart
  • But these select few may never be touched again in the history of the NBA

LA Lakers icon LeBron James grabbed the headlines after surpassing Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to become the NBA’s all-time scoring leader.

That 38-year-old star celebrated what was universally considered an unbreakable feat, one of those records set to stand the test of time.

However, 'King James' proved that he is one the greats the NBA has ever seen, showing that with him, the word impossible loses all meaning.

LeBron James, Wilt Chamberlain, Steph Curry
Here are nine NBA records that will never be broken. Photos by Ronald Martinez/Matthew Stockman/Rolls Press
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There are other records that will stand the test of time and will probably be as timeless as LeBron's feat.

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Sports Brief takes a look at ten of those records that will never be broken.

Most points scored in a game

This record is widely regarded as one of the biggest records in sports history.

On March 2, 1962, Wilt Chamberlain bagged 100 points as Philadephia Warriors defeated New York Knicks 169–147 in the National Basketball Association at Hershey Sports Arena in Hershey, Pennsylvania.

Undoubtedly, this feat still remains one of the most incredible performances in NBA history.

Most championship rings as a player

Boston Celtics legend Bill Russell holds the record for the most championship rings as a player.

The American basketball star, who played mostly as a center, notched 11 rings as a player in the 13 years he was active.

He won his last two rings as a player-coach.

Best average points in a season

Wilt Chamberlain has another unbreakable record in the NBA. The legendary baller has recorded the highest scoring average in an NBA season at 50.4 points per game.

He achieved this feat for the Philadelphia Warriors in the 1961-62 season.

Most assists in a game

Scott Skiles is the record holder of the most assister in the history of the NBA.

The orchestrator notched 30 assists for Orlando Magic in a single game against the Denver Nuggets in 1990.

Skiles never had much notoriety in the NBA beyond being a good point guard, then coach, but his record will remain in the books for decades, as he did in one game what a playmaker does in three.

Most three-pointers in a career

Stephen Curry is the record holder of the most three-pointers in the history of the NBA, with 3,302 points.

The 34-year-old achieved the feat after hitting back-to-back triples at the start of the Golden State Warriors’ second quarter game against the Chicago Bulls in November 2021

Just like LeBron, Curry's outstanding three-pointer record is still under construction, meaning it will surely go higher.

Popularly known as 'Baby Faced Assassin', Curry averagely registers between 250 and 300 three-pointers a season. He is expected to reach 4,000 in a couple of seasons.

Most Games Played

Robert Lee Parish featured in an astonishing 21 seasons as a center in the National Basketball Association. That is tied for the second most in league history.

As part of the American baller's extensive legacy, Parish played an NBA-record 1,611 games.

Parish, who spent 14 years at Bolton Celtics, officially retired on August 25, 1997.

Most consecutive games

There is a reason why A.C. Green was affectionately called Iron Man. From 1987-2001, Green never missed an NBA game. During that period, he managed to win three NBA titles in the process.

He holds the record for the most consecutive games, playing 1192 games and missing only three matches in his 16-year career.

Green started the streak on November 19, 1986, and ended with the last game of his career on April 18, 2001.

Most blocks in a career

Hakeem Olajuwon made a mark for himself between 1984 and 2002. The Nigerian-born American baller holds the record for the most blocks in the history of the NBA.

Ever since he made his debut for Houston Rockets in 1984, Olajuwon made an impressive 3,830 blocks.

What makes it more astonishing is the fact that Olajuwon's record is 500 ahead of second-place Dikembe Mutombo, who is closer to ninth place than first.

Free throw percentage for the season

Jose Manuel Calderon was not a household name, but the Spaniard was able to set an impressive record at the end of the 2008-09 season.

Calderon became the player with the best free throw percentage in a season, breaking a record that had stood for 28 years since Calvin Murphy set it at 95.8%.

LeBron makes history vs OKC

Sports Brief recently reported on James breaking Abdul-Jabbar's record for scoring in the NBA.

LeBron scored 38 points against the Thunder, with the record-breaking basket coming near the end of the third quarter.

Play was stopped after that possession, with the NBA congratulating James for his incredible accomplishment.

Celebrities congratulate LeBron James

Sports Brief also reported on LeBron being serenaded by celebrities, following his record-breaking night at the Crypto.com Arena on Wednesday.

He bagged 38 points against the OKC Thunder to surpass Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as the highest-scoring player in the history of the NBA.

Abdul-Jabbar broke Wilt Chamberlain's record in 1984, extending it by the time he retired in 1989. By that time, he had amassed 38,387 points.

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Isaac Darko is a La Liga, Ligue 1 and Bundesliga editor at Sports Brief with a Degree in Journalism and Communications from Ghana Institute of Journalism (2010)
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