2. David Robinson (28.9 PPG in 1993/94)
Most people remember David Robinson for being Tim Duncan’s sidekick, but older fans will tell how freaking good The Admiral was. He played in an era where there were no shortages of Hall of Fame bigs: Hakeem, Ewing, Barkley, Malone, Shaq, etc etc.
His Spurs teams in the mid 90’s were contenders (yes, even before Duncan got there). He even won MVP in 1995 when Jordan took half the year off to go play baseball. Unfortunately, that year was mostly known for Hakeem DOMINATING Robinson in the playoffs. It’s a shame, because Robinson during that era was unstoppable.
Only 5 players have scored 70 points or more in an NBA game, and David Robinson is one of them. On the last day of the 1994 NBA season, the scoring title was between Shaq and David Robinson. Leading by 0.5 points per game over Robinson, Shaq scored a “modest” 32 points. So what did Robinson do? Score 71 points in the final game of the season to clinch the scoring title. CRAZY!
I’ll just leave this stat line here, and you tell me if he deserves to be on this list or not:
71 points, 14 rebounds, 5 assists, 2 blocks