On March 2, 1962, Wilt Chamberlain of the Philadelphia Warriors scored 100 points, the most ever by an NBA player in a single game, during his team's 169-147 win over the New York Knicks. Chamberlain shot 36-of-63 from the field and 28 of 32 from the free throw line. He also snagged 25 rebounds.
In 2016, after a record-breaking season in which he led the Warriors to an NBA-record 73 wins and set an individual record of 402 three-point field goals (smashing his own previous league record of 286 set the year before), Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry became the NBA's first unanimous Most Valuable Player.
For 22 years, Meadowlark Lemon was known as the "Clown Prince" of the Harlem Globetrotters. He played in more than 16,000 games for the Globetrotters and was a 2003 inductee into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. When basketball legend Wilt Chamberlain was asked his opinion on the best player of all time, he responded, "For me it would be Meadowlark Lemon."
"Pistol" Pete Maravich, a guard from LSU, not only owns the three highest single season averages in Division I history, but also the highest career total. Remarkably, he scored 3,667 points (over 400 more than the next closest player) in a mere 83 games.