His league-leading 29.2-point average wasn't even his highest-scoring season. The 6-foot-5, 205-pounder didn't neatly categorize into one position. He averaged more than 30 points in six of his previous seven seasons, but a guy named Wilt Chamberlain was hogging the scoring titles in the first half of the 1960s. In 1967-68, Robertson led the league in assists (9.7) for a sixth time (he would do it seven times in his career), averaged 6.0 rebounds and shot 50 percent from the floor on 20.3 shot attempts (with no 3-point shot). He also posted a league-best, and career-high, 87.3 percent from the free throw line, bulldozing his way there 8.6 times a game. Robertson scored 30 points or more 37 times in 65 games during the 1967-68 season. Too bad Cincinnati Royals finished 39-43 and out of the playoffs.
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Nate 'Tiny' Archibald (1972-73)
The man nicknamed Tiny averaged 34.0 points, the highest, single-season average in league history for a point guard. The 6-foot-1, 150-pound Archibald also led the league in assists (11.4) and minutes (46.0) while playing in 80 games. However, he couldn't steer the 36-46 Kansas City-Omaha Kings, coached by Bob Cousy (one of those rare point guards to win the MVP award) into the playoffs. The Kings' next-highest scorer was center Sam Lacey (13.5). Archibald shot a remarkable 48.8 percent from the floor while averaging 26.3 shots a game without the benefit of a 3-point arc that could have boosted his scoring average even higher. He started the season with five consecutive games, and 12 of 14, with 30 or more points, finishing with 62. Tiny finished the season with 18 games with at least 40 points and three 50-point efforts.
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Allen Iverson (2004-05)
While A.I. won four scoring titles, the first three officially came as a Philadelphia shooting guard. Rugged and fearless in challenging the giants in the paint, the 6-foot, 165-pound Iverson led the 76ers with 30.7 points a game and a career-best 7.9 assists operating the offense. Similar to Westbrook, Iverson's shooting percentages were low (42.4 percent overall and 30.8 on 3s in '04-'05), but he made up for it by relentlessly getting to the free throw line 10.5 times a game. He posted 36 games of 30 points or more, had back-to-back 50-point games and hit Orlando up for 60. Unlike his two predecessors, Iverson did get the 43-39 Sixers, which included youngsters Andre Iguodala and Kyle Korver, into the playoffs.
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Russell Westbrook (2014-15?)
Forced to do it all without reigning scoring champ Kevin Durant (for two-thirds of the season) and a reshaped roster on the fly, Westbrook has been a one-man wrecking crew, recording 11 triple-doubles (Harden is second with three), scoring 30 points or more in 26 of the 63 games he's played, and eight 40-point efforts. Since Feb. 1, he's averaged 30.9 points, 10.2 assists and 8.9 rebounds. Harden leads the league in total points (2,104), yet Westbrook remarkably ranks third (1,732) despite missing 15 games. He's had to work so hard to try to get OKC into the playoffs that he might be running out of steam. In his last 11 games, Westbrook is 91-of-244 overall (37.2 percent) with six games of 30 points or more and four of 18 or fewer. He has four games remaining to go where few point guards have ever been.