Chamberlain Posted 30 Points and 30 Rebounds 124 Times

Published on April 13th, 2024 1:29 pm EST
Written By: Dave Manuel

Wilt Chamberlains dominance in the paint. In the second game of his rookie campaign, Wilt Chamberlain posted 36 points and 34 rebounds.

The "30/30" is one of the toughest statistical marks in the NBA to hit.

30 points in a night is done regularly in the NBA, but 30 rebounds as well? That's nearly impossible.

You would have players like Dennis Rodman who could haul in 30 rebounds in a game, but he was unable to match that in points.

Wilt Chamberlain, however, pulled off this elusive feat 124 times over the course of his illustrious career.

In fact, he did it FOUR TIMES over the course of his first six GAMES in the NBA.

Not seasons - games.


The next closest player on the list for most 30/30 games all-time is Bill Russell, who did it THREE times over the course of his Hall of Fame career.

In 1958, Russell did it twice, scoring 32 points and hauling it 33 rebounds on two different occasions that season.

In 1960, Russell would do it for the final time in his career.

Elgin Baylor, Jerry Lucas and Walt Bellamy are the only other players to have accomplished the feat twice.

Kevin Love, Dwight Howard and Moses Malone are some of the other players to have posted a 30/30 once over the course of their careers.


One of the most difficult statistical marks to reach in the NBA, and Chamberlain did it in a season and a half worth of NBA games.

Truly one of the GOATs.

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