- Records are made to be broken, but there are a few in the NBA which seem to be unbreakable.
- These NBA records are unbreakable because the player was too good, or they depend on longevity and consistency.
- As of 2022, several records have been engraved in the Basketball Hall of Fame.
They say records are made to be broken, which is nice. But we can all agree that there are unbreakable NBA records.
We are in the 74th season of the NBA, and that’s a significant amount of time to set records. As of 2022, there are several records which have been engraved in the Basketball Hall of Fame.
Some of these records might take years to break because of the changing landscape of the NBA.
Here we will discuss the most unbreakable records in the NBA, which are going to stand for a long time.
1. Los Angeles’ 33 Consecutive Wins
Many NBA fans could argue that the Los Angeles Lakers’ record of 33 consecutive wins is the most unbreakable in the history of the NBA. They set the record during the 1971-72 season.
With such an amazing run, you would expect them to win the NBA Championship, and yes, they did.
2. Fastest Fallout – 2 Minutes 43 Seconds
The record for the fastest fallout in an NBA match was set when the Chicago Bulls hosted Mavericks in 1997. Bubba Wells fouled Dennis Rodman on average every 27 seconds.
Last season, the fastest fallout was nine minutes 25 seconds.
3. Wilt Chamberlain’s 100-Point Game
One of the most unbreakable NBA records is 100 points in a single game. Wilt Chamberlain set the record as his side faced the New York Knicks on March 2, 1962.
The player with the most points in a single game after Wilt Chamberlain is Kobe Bryant. The legend scored 81 points, which is still 19 points less than Wilt Chamberlain’s 100.
Wilt Chamberlain’s record might never be broken because, in today’s NBA, there is more possession and less time to score.
4. John Stockon’s 15,806 Career Assists
Well, it might actually take some time before we see an NBA player retire with as many assists as John Stockon.
This is because assists are a team stat, and it is very difficult for one player to have as many assists as John, even if they play longer than him.
Jason Kidd, who is ranked second-place in career assists, retired with 12,091 assists.
5. Margin Of Victory In A Single Game
One of the most unbreakable NBA records is a single-game margin of victory recorded by the Cleveland Cavaliers during the 1991-92 season.
The Cavaliers defeated the Miami Heat 148-80, a difference of 68 points. The Cavaliers’ massive victory came a week after losing to the Miami Heat. We can all agree that this was a great way of taking revenge.
6. The Warriors’ Regular-Season Wins
The Golden State Warriors had one of the best rosters ever assembled during the 2015-16 NBA season. They recorded 73 wins to set the record for most wins in a single regular NBA season.
We can all agree that it will take some time before we see this record broken.
7. Most Offensive Rebounds
Since the game has changed and players are more focused on jump shots, Moses Malone’s rebound records might never be broken.
Moses Malone recorded a career offensive rebounds of 6,731.
8. Most NBA championships
Bill Russell has the record for the most NBA Championships won in history. The African-American won a total of 11 NBA Championships during his 13 seasons with the Bolton Celtics.
Due to the stiff competition in the NBA, we can all agree that breaking Bill Russell’s record for most NBA Championships might be impossible.
9. Most Assists In A Game
It could take some time before someone actually breaks Scott Skiles’ record of 30 assists per game.
He set the record on December 30, 1998, at the Orlando Arena during his side’s 155-116 win over the Denver Nuggets.
Since John Stockton recorded 29 assists as Utah Jazz defeated the San Antonio Spurs 124-102, no player has come close to threatening Skiles’ record.
Kevin Porter was the previous record holder with 29 assists, and it took 12 years for Skiles to eclipse him.
10. Single Season Free Throw Percentage
Jose Calderon set the record during the 2008-09 season as he missed just three out of 151 free throws. He didn’t miss a free throw from the start of the season until late January.
At the end of the season, Jose Calderon had an individual free throw percentage of 98.1.