The Most Unbreakable Records in All of Sports
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Joe DiMaggio's 56 game hitting streak is absolutely insane, but it's something wasn't completely dependent on the era he played in, you could make a debate because the pitchers weren't as good but you could counter that by saying the batters were also worse.
Wilt Chamberlain's 100 point game: The main reason this isn't unbreakable is this, if a player like Russell Westbrook sets his mind to it he could do it with ease.
Scott Skiles 30 assists game: If someone like James Harden, Chris Paul, or John Wall sets his mind to it he could do it with ease.
Barry Saunder's 5 1,500 rushing yard seasons: The active leader is Adrian Peterson with only 2, but it doesn't change the fact that it can be done and it's only getting easier with time. The Cheif's rookie, Kareem Hunt, led the league with 1,400 this year, if a rookie can come that close what about when he is in his prime?
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 38,387 career points: This one is easy, if Michael Jordan played 5 more seasons he could've done it with ease, hell, if he even played only 3 or 4 more seasons he probably would've done it. Also, LeBron will probably do it in time.
The Unbreakable Record
Wilt Chamberlain's 50.4 points per game season (Record Requirement is a Minimum of 70 games)
The reason this record is unbreakable is because of the era, it's is also why Michael Jordan could've put up 60 points per game in that same era. Wilt was 7 foot 1 inch in an NBA where the average center was 6 foot 6 inches. The league was very different back then, and the world was as well. The reason why I bring up the world is because of social media. Wilt's team would routinely purposely foul the other team to get Wilt more points, in today's day and age it would never stand, the players would get so much hate on social media. The closest a player ever got is Kobe Bryant with 81 points, it took him 12 three pointers to reach it still. The biggest reason is that in Wilt's era the average possessions per game for a team was 108, today it's only 86. The next reason is that WIlt played 48.5 minutes per game, his team went into dozens of overtimes and he played almost the entirety. Today players take themselves out of the game when they are tired or the coach's do it for them, and if the coach's don't take them out they could get backlash for "abusing" (Immense sarcasm) their players. For a player to average 50.4 points per game in a season where he played more than 70 games in that season the PERFECT situations would need to be in place.
Today the average center is 6 foot 11 1/2 inches. The average overall player height in today's league in 6 foot 7 inches, taller than Wilt's era's average center. Everything needs to lineup perfectly for it to happen, the player needs to be able to play atleast 45 minutes per game, odds are they would need a ton of overtimes to accumulate more points, they need to be able to withstand the backlash of everyone calling him a ball hog, the player's teammates need to be ok with them being a ball hog, the coach needs to not take him out of the game for to long, the team needs over 100 possessions, his teammates need to be able to keep him open so he won't be double teamed the whole game, and he needs to be able to score highly contested threes, fadeaway jumpers, and drive the paint better than LeBron James. In short, he needs to be able to stay on the court for 45 minutes a game, have the scoring ability of Michael Jordan, and have teammates that just don't care about if they get the ball at all. Oh, and he can't get injured while doing all of these.
No player in NBA history, not even Wilt Chamberlain, would be able to put up 50 points per game in this league. Michael Jordan might be able to put up 40 because of how physical the league was when he played compared to no, but even I doubt he would be able to put up 50 a game, and I'm the biggest Jordan fan I know.
2. Nolan Ryan: 7 No-Hitters (MLB)
The difference between a no hitter and a perfect game is that a no hitter can have a player get on base from a walk or an error, a perfect game cannot.
Somehow someway, Nolan Ryan have accumulated 7 no-hitters despite no perfect games, sadly. The reason this one is even on the list that there have only been a grand total of 297 MLB no-hitters, in a grand total of 359,640 games in MLB history. That is a 0.000825 percent chance at a no-hitter.
The other reason this is so unbreakable is this, a no-hitter has to be a full 9 innings played, so the pitcher has to play all 9 innings. In the 2016-2017 season the most complete games played by a single pitcher is Corey Kluber with only 5, that's 2 less than the actual record. One more reason is that Nolan Ryan played for 27 seasons, from 1966-1993. Nolan Ryan had 222 complete games for his career, for two seasons he had 26 complete games. Ryan led the league ins trikeouts 11 times, once he had 383, getting more than 300 strikeouts in a seasons 6 times. In this day and age both pitchers and batters have excelled more and more, but batters have excelled more. More technology has benefited batters so much more, being able to pitches in slow motion makes it so they can see how the pitcher throws before game and the angle his curveball or sinker goes at. Nolan Ryan was a pitcher in the 70s and 80s that threw like pitchers in the modern day, he was something almost no one had seen before at the time. He was before his time, batters than never went up against someone he threw even close to his speed.
3. Career Championships As A Player: 11 - Bill Russell (NBA)
This one is easy, the league when Bill played was different to say the least. It only had 8-9 teams, the league had no salary cap meaning a team could just pay a player how ever much they wanted to come to their team, and there was no free agency, meaning a team like the modern day warriors could keep their players no matter what, unless they retire of course. But players couldn't leave the team unless they traded them. The 60s Boston Celtics had 8 Hall of Famers including Bill Russell. Once again, Bill was a 6 foot 11 inch tall center when the average center was 6 foot 6 inches. The Celtics had practically no competition, imagine the 2016-2017 NBA season, the Celtics were going to win no matter what. They had 8 HOFs.
Now the league is dependent on super teams, but wouldn't that make it easier? No. Because of that no one team would rise above the rest, the Warriors were suppost to win it all this year but now the Rockets are going to upset them, even the Celtics seem like a true contender for years to come. With 4 players all putting up over 17 points per game and are all under the age of 25 the Celtics will be contenders for years if they can retain even 3 of them, also Kyrie of course. Plus, the Warriors won't be here forever, Curry is 31, Durant is 30, and Dryamond and Klay are both 29, the league is still pretty physical, maybe not as much as the 80s but compared to the 60s today's NBA is the goddamn NFL. No player in today's NBA is just purely physically superior, even LeBron can't stand up to a player like Anthony Davis or Rudy Gobert.
In the 60s there was that gap, there always was a clearly physically superior player.
4. Most interceptions in a single season: 14 - Night Trane Lane (NFL)
14 Interceptions in A Season
In 1952 Night Trane Lane set the record for season interceptions with 14, the reason this is unbreakable is because the NFL is LESS physical. Weird huh? Reason being, the NFL has so many rules in place that Lane never had to abide by. The cornerbacks now can't hold on the the receivers like how Lane could. Also, Night Trane Lane was an NFL caliber wide receiver who was put at cornerback because his team already had Hall of Fame level receivers, the last cornerback who's primary position was WR in college was Richard Sherman. Also, the NFL has taken so many more precautions, now if you even touch helmets you'll be taken out of the game. This year, the 2017-2018 season, the interceptions leader was Kevin Byard with 8.
The most interceptions since 1980 is 11, held by Everson Walls. In most picks by a player in 2000s is Antonio Cormartie with 10.
5. Career Wins As A Coach: Don Shula - 328 (NFL)
328 Career Wins
Don Shula coached the Miami Dolphins for 26 seasons and the Baltimore Colts for 6 seasons. The active coach who is closest is Bill Belicheck with 278, unless he is a coach for another 7 years he isn't going to break it. Shula coached some of the greatest teams of the 70s and the 60s, he was able to get talent and make it stay for years and years. That's something you don't see very much now, players were loyal back then, now not so much.
I would like to say that all of these records will be broken sooner or later, all of these sports will be here for hundreds, thousands, even millions and possibly billions of years to come. That's why this is called the "Most" unbreakable. I believe that these records will last the longest in the almighty "Bible of Sports." I thought I would do quotes because I liked what the players were saying, it's true.
Hey, it's my first article where I didn't focus around Michael Jordan. Yay.