The only individual record that will probably never be broken in the NBA is a 100 point game from Wilt Chamberlain. This game presented the ultimate dominance Wilt possessed over everybody in the league back in the day except maybe Bill Russell at certain times. Despite scoring 100 points, Wilt was always convinced he should have scored more points that game.
On the 25th anniversary of the 100 point game, back in 1987, Wilt gave an interview in which he shared more details about the game. Even though scoring that many points are considered as a remarkable accolade, Wilt was thanking his teammates after the game. They also wanted him to score 100, while on the other hand, the Knicks were doing everything they could that doesn’t happen. Wilt was convinced he was able to score 140 points that game instead of 100 which is pretty crazy when you think about it.
“I couldn’t have come close without my teammates’ help because the Knicks didn’t want me to make 100.”They were willing to do anything to stop me.”Scoring 100 points is a lot, but … I maybe could have scored 140 if they had played straight-up basketball.”
The Knicks came to the game without a real center, and their tallest player was around 6’9″ which was an easy task for a 7’1″ Wilt. When they realized Wilt was scoring pretty much every other possession they started to double-team him or even triple-team him. Wilt took 63 shoots that game and made 36 of them, while also shooting 32 free throw attempts. There are a few players capable of scoring 60, maybe even 70 points in a game today, however, it’s hard to believe someone will ever break the record Wilt set 67 years ago.
“It was a challenge to my teammates to help me. Once we were far ahead, the Knicks disregarded trying to win the game and concentrated on stopping me. If they hadn’t just tried to stop me without regard to whether they would win or not, I could have scored a lot more.”