Only the best players manage to reach the top basketball league, the National Basketball Association (NBA), so the demand to compete at the highest level is high for the elements of the 30 franchises that compete each year.
That said, there are approximately 450 players in the competitionwith 15 on the squad for each team, of which those considered superstars still stand out the most, that is, the best of the best.
To score in the NBA you need talent, and of course training, with some elements that have been known to take off from the rest, with great scorers having paraded through the league courts.
Leaving aside the historical record of Wilt Chamberlainwho is the only player in history to score 100 points in a game, as well as the 81 of Kobe Bryantsecond figure of all time, the next great scoring mark lies in 70 points, something that few have reached.
The last player to have reached 70 points was Devin Bookerstar of the Phoenix Suns, who at only 20 years and 145 days, the youngest in history, when in 2017, unfortunately, the Arizona team fell to the Boston Celtics 120-130.
Before him, there are obviously Wilt’s 100 and Kobe’s 81, as well as E’s 71lgin Baylor in 1960, who was the first to reach that figure in history, when his Lakers they beat the New York Knicks 123-108.
As extra data before continuing with this list, Wilt Chamberlain exceeded the 70-point barrier on a total of 6 occasions throughout his career, something simply crazy, which speaks of the great capacity of the pivot, and that he was far above the level of its rivals.
The great David Robinson, who is celebrating his birthday today, a legendary San Antonio Spurs player, added 71 points in his team’s victory over the Los Angeles Clippers in 1994, with a final score of 112-97.
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David Thompson, another great scorer of the 1970s, had 73 points in his Denver Nuggets’ 137-139 victory over the Detroit Pistons.