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What is the highest individual score ever recorded in an NBA basketball game?

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The highest individual score ever recorded in an NBA basketball game belongs to the legendary Wilt Chamberlain. On March 2, 1962, while playing for the Philadelphia Warriors, Chamberlain achieved an astonishing 100 points in a single game against the New York KnicksThis remarkable feat remains unparalleled and is considered one of the most iconic moments in basketball history1234 .

In second place, we have the incomparable Kobe Bryant, who scored 81 points for the Los Angeles Lakers on January 22, 2006, during a game against the Toronto Raptors5 . Bryant’s performance is often celebrated as one of the greatest individual scoring displays in modern NBA history.