Date: 1961-62
Set By: Wilt Chamberlain

We know what you're thinking. Yes, an NBA game is 48 minutes long. Surely this has to be some kind of mistake. While it's true that a game is only 48 minutes long, it goes up to 53 minutes when you play overtime. When you play as many overtime games as Chamberlain's 1961-62 Philadelphia Warriors (five regular, one double and one triple), it depends solely upon your best player to never get hurt, and if that happens you've got a recipe for an over-48 MPG average. This one will never happen again, as any coach who keeps a star player in for that long in today's game would be fired immediately.