54 Years Ago Today, Wilt Chamberlain Scored 100 Points: Here Are Some Other Sports Records That’ll Never Be Broken
54 years ago today, on March 2, 1962, one of the most ridiculous records in sports history occurred, as Wilt Chamberlain dropped 100 points during a game in a tiny gym in Hershey, Pa. And while some refute that it ever actually happened and it’s nothing more than a folk tale, there are too many out there who claim it to be fact.
With no NBA player coming closer than 19 points to Wilt’s 100—Kobe Bryant’s 81-point outburst in 2006—it got me thinking about other sports records that will never be touched, with these 10 topping the list.
10. Oscar Robertson’s 41 Triple-Doubles In An NBA Season
For us 20- and 30-something bros who only hear stories about how lethal Oscar Robertson was at playing basketball, the Big O’s triple-double mark is a good indication of how dominant he was.
That’s because, during the 1961-62 campaign, Robertson put up a nasty 41 triple-doubles over a 79-game schedule, which is 24 more than the player who is second on that list—Magic Johnson in two separate seasons.
Another one of Robertson’s unbreakable records is his averaging a triple-double over the course of that ’61-62 season, which, even if a guy were to put up 10 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists per game, wouldn’t nearly be as impressive as Oscar’s 30.8/12.5/11.4.
9. Oklahoma Sooners’ 47 Straight Wins
For all the talk about how Lord Saban has built a dynasty down in Tuscaloosa with his Alabama Crimson Tide by winning four national titles since the 2009 season, not even he can touch the 47-straight wins the the Oklahoma Sooners achieved from 1953-57.
There might be teams who scoop the best talent in the country year-after-year and stockpile players at each position, but, with the amount of parity and equal talent at other schools every single weekend, there’s bound to be a slip-up over a three-to-four year period.
8. Philadelphia Flyers’ 35-Game Unbeaten Streak
There have been some astounding wins or points streaks by a team in NHL history—the Chicago Blackhawks’ record-breaking streak to being the 2013 season comes to mind—but there hasn’t been a squad as jaw-dropping as the 1979-80 Philadelphia Flyers.
Unequaled by any team in any major sport, the Flyers went nearly three months without a loss, running off 35-straight games with collecting at least one point by win or tie.
Sure, Philly didn’t end the season as Stanley Cup champs, but they’re still remembered as one of the best ever because of this freakin’ streak.