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After Steph Curry record, five other standout NBA feats

/ 06:32 PM December 15, 2021
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Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors celebrates after making a three point basket to break Ray Allen’s record for the most all-time as Alec Burks #18 of the New York Knicks looks o during their game at Madison Square Garden on December 14, 2021. Al Bello/Getty Images/AFP

After Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry broke the record for career three-pointers in the NBA, here’s a look at five other key individual marks that — for now — remain unreachable in the league:

Wilt Chamberlain’s century

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In this March 2, 1962 file photo, Wilt Chamberlain of the Philadelphia Warriors holds a sign reading “100” in the dressing room in Hershey, Pa., after he scored 100 points during a game against the New York Knickerbockers. AP

NBA great Wilt Chamberlain scored an astounding 100 points in a single game on March 2, 1962, when his Philadelphia Warriors beat the New York Knicks 169-147.

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Chamberlain, who retired from the NBA in 1973, also remains the all-time leading rebounder with 23,924 rebounds.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s 38,387 points

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Los Angeles Lakers legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar unveils a statue of himself at Staples Center on November 16, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. AFP

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, the legendary Bucks and Lakers star, accumulated a total of 38,387 points in a career spanning two decades, the most for any NBA player.

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Former Utah Jazz talisman Karl Malone is next on the all-time list with 36,928, with current Lakers superstar LeBron James chasing both at 35,787.

Triple-double king Westbrook

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FILE–Russell Westbrook playing for Washington Wizards. Will Newton/Getty Images/AFP

Russell Westbrook broke another once apparently indestructible record in May, when he bested Oscar Robertson’s record for career triple-doubles, which had stood since 1974.

Playing for the Washington Wizards, Westbrook notched career triple-double number 182 on May 10 to supplant Robertson.

Westbrook, now playing for the Lakers, had already broken Robertson’s single-season record for triple-doubles — recording double-digits in three key statistical categories in a display of all-around excellence.

Bill Russell, Lord of the Rings

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FILE– Member of the Boston Celtics 1966 Championship team Bill Russell is honored at halftime of the game between the Boston Celtics and the Miami Heat at TD Garden on April 13, 2016 in Boston, Massachusetts. Mike Lawrie/Getty Images/AFP

Bill Russell, the legendary Boston Celtics center, owns more championship rings, 11, than he can wear on both hands, something that greats including Michael Jordan (6) and Kobe Bryant (5) couldn’t approach.

Russell, now 87, led the Celtics dynasty that earned eight titles from 1959-1966, and also lifted the trophy in 1957, 1968 and 1969.

Jordan: far from average

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FILE–Chicago Bulls Michael Jordan hangs from the rim after a slam dunk over New Jersey Nets Chris Childs in first half action 05 April 1995. (Photo by Mark PHILLIPS / AFP)

Jordan, still considered by many the greatest NBA player in history, retired in 2003 with an average of 30.1 points per game, the best in history.

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Chamberlain follows him with 30.07 points while two active players are in the top six: Brooklyn’s Kevin Durant with 27.10 and LeBron James with 27.00.

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