Team: Milwaukee Bucks
Stats: 82 G, 40.1 MPG, 31.7 PPG, 16.0 RPG, 3.3 APG
Player Efficiency Rating: 29
With Bill Russell retired and Wilt Chamberlain aging, Kareem (then-Lew Alcindor) quickly ascended to the top of the NBA center ladder. With the arrival of Oscar Robertson in Milwaukee for the 1970-71 season, the second-year big man led his Bucks team to 66 wins (including 20 in a row at one point) and an NBA title. Abdul-Jabbar won the scoring title by averaging 31.7 points per game and pulling down over 14 rebounds per game, bringing an incredible blend of athleticism to go with absolutely ridiculous size. His great length made a huge impact on the defensive end of the floor as well, although it wouldn't be until a couple years later that his block and steal totals would be recorded.