It hadn't happened in 24 years. The last time at least three players averaged at least 30 points per game was during the 1981-82 season. In fact, it had only happened six times before in the 59-year history of the NBA.

Kobe Bryant, Allen Iverson and LeBron James have made history, each recording 30-point seasons. Bryant has recorded the eighth highest single-season scoring average of all time and is only the fifth different player in NBA history to ever score 2,800 points in a season.


Games Played: 80
Total Points: 2,832
Last Game: 04.19 vs. NOK
W 115-95 - 35 points, 13-26 FG
60-plus point games: 2
50-59 point games: 4
40-49 point games: 21
30-39 point games: 29
Season Splits

Games Played: 72
Total Points: 2,377
Last Game: 04.19 @ CHA
L 86-94 - DNP
60-plus point games: 0
50-59 point games: 1
40-49 point games: 14
30-39 point games: 34
Season Splits

Games Played: 79
Total Points: 2,478
Last Game: 04.19 vs. ATL
W 100-99 - DNP
60-plus point games: 0
50-59 point games: 2
40-49 point games: 8
30-39 point games: 39
Season Splits
THE TOP 10
1. Kobe Bryant LAL 35.4
2. Allen Iverson PHI 33.0
3. LeBron James CLE 31.4
4. Gilbert Arenas WAS 29.5
5. Dwyane Wade MIA 27.2
6. Paul Pierce BOS 26.8
7. Dirk Nowitzki DAL 26.6
8. Carmelo Anthony DEN 26.5
9. Michael Redd MIL 25.4
10. Ray Allen SEA 25.1

2005-06 50-PLUS GAMES
Kobe Bryant LAL Jan. 22 vs. TOR 81
Kobe Bryant LAL Dec. 20 vs. DAL 62
Allen Iverson PHI Dec. 23 @ ATL 53
LeBron James CLE Dec. 10 @ MIL 52
Vince Carter NJN Dec. 23 @ MIA 51
Kobe Bryant LAL Jan. 19 @ SAC 51
LeBron James CLE Jan. 21 @ UTA 51
Dirk Nowitzki DAL March 23 vs. GSW 51
Kobe Bryant LAL April 7 @ PHO 51
Kobe Bryant LAL Jan. 7 @ LAC 50
Paul Pierce BOS Feb. 15 vs. CLE 50
Kobe Bryant LAL April 14 vs. POR 50

2005-06 40-49 POINT GAMES

TOP SINGLE-GAME SCORERS
1. Wilt Chamberlain, Phi. March 2, 1962 vs. N.Y. 100
2. Kobe Bryant, L.A.L. Jan. 22, 2006 vs. TOR 81
3. Wilt Chamberlain, Phi. Dec. 8, 1961 (3OT) vs. L.A.L. 78
4. Wilt Chamberlain, Phi. Jan. 13, 1962 vs. Chi. 73
Wilt Chamberlain, S.F. Nov. 16, 1962 vs. N.Y. 73
David Thompson, Den. April 9, 1978 vs. Det. 73
7. Wilt Chamberlain, S.F. Nov. 3, 1962 vs. L.A.L. 72
8. Elgin Baylor, L.A.L. Nov. 15, 1960 vs. N.Y. 71
9. David Robinson, S.A. April 24, 1994 vs. L.A.C. 71
10. Wilt Chamberlain, S.F. March 10, 1963 vs. Syr. 70

TOP SCORING AVERAGES (PER SEASON)
1. Wilt Chamberlain PHI 1961-62* 50.4
2. Wilt Chamberlain S.F. 1962-63* 44.8
3. Wilt Chamberlain PHI 1960-61* 38.4
4. Wilt Chamberlain PHI 1959-60* 37.6
5. Michael Jordan CHI 1986-87 37.1
6. Wilt Chamberlain S.F. 1963-64* 36.9
7. Rick Barry S.F. 1966-67* 35.6
8. Kobe Bryant LAL 2005-06 35.4
9. Michael Jordan CHI 1987-88 35.0
10. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar MIL 1971-72 34.8

SEASONS WITH THREE OR MORE 30-POINT SCORERS
5 1961-62* Wilt Chamberlain PHI 50.4
Walt Bellamy CHI 31.6
Bob Pettit STL 31.1
Oscar Robertson CIN 30.8
Jerry West LAL 30.8
3 1960-61* Wilt Chamberlain PHI 38.4
Elgin Baylor LAL 34.8
Oscar Robertson CIN 30.5
3 1964-65* Wilt Chamberlain S.F.-PHI 34.7
Jerry West LAL 31.0
Oscar Robertson CIN 30.4
3 1965-66* Wilt Chamberlain PHI 33.5
Jerry West LAL 31.3
Oscar Robertson CIN 31.3
3 1974-75 Bob McAdoo BUF 34.5
Rick Barry GSW 30.6
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar MIL 30.0
3 1981-82 George Gervin SAS 32.3
Moses Malone HOU 31.1
Adrian Dantley UTA 30.3
3 2005-06 Kobe Bryant LAL 35.4
Allen Iverson PHI 33.0
LeBron James CLE 31.4

NOTES
* Before the 1969-70 season, the scoring champion was determined by total points, not points per game. Starting in 1969-70, scoring leaders were determined by points per game. A player must play at least 70 games to qualify.

Images: Kobe Bryant (Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE/Getty Images), Allen Iverson (Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE/Getty Images), LeBron James (Sam Forencich/NBAE/Getty Images)