Who has scored the most points in an NBA All-Star Game? Jayson Tatum, Anthony Davis headline full record list | Sporting News

Who has scored the most points in an NBA All-Star Game? Jayson Tatum, Anthony Davis headline full record list | Sporting News

The NBA All-Star Game always has the world’s best talent on display, but with so many stars on the floor, there haven’t been the individual scoring explosions you might expect from a pickup game.

There have only been four players in NBA history to crack the 50-point mark in an All-Star Game and they have all happened in the last six years. In fact, there are only eight players to ever score 40-plus points in a single All-Star Game.

While multi-time All-Stars have accrued impressive point totals over the years, the way players share the wealth at the All-Star Game has hindered any sort of 60 or 70-point eruptions that we have seen in regular-season NBA games lately.

Take a look at the highest individual scoring records and the all-time leading scorers in NBA All-Star Game history below.

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Who has the most points in a single All-Star Game? 

Since the first All-Star Game was first played in 1962, only eight players have scored 40 points in a single game.

Anthony Davis held the record with 52 points in the 2017 All-Star Game, but Stephen Curry challenged that record with a 50-point performance in the 2022 All-Star Game.

One year later, Jayson Tatum set a new All-Star Game record by dropping 55 points en route to winning the Kobe Bryant MVP award.

Karl-Anthony Towns scored 50 points off the bench for the Western Conference in the 2024 contest.

10 highest single-game scoring performances in NBA All-Star history
Rank Player Points Year
1. Jayson Tatum 55 2023
2. Anthony Davis 52 2017
3. Stephen Curry 50 2022
  Karl-Anthony Towns 50 2024
5. Wilt Chamberlain 42 1962
6. Paul George 41 2016
  Russell Westbrook 41 2015
  Russell Westbrook 41 2017
9. Michael Jordan 40 1988
10. Giannis Antetokounmpo 38 2019
  Rick Barry 38 1967
  Kevin Durant 38 2014
  Blake Griffin 38 2014

Who has the most points in NBA All-Star Game history?

LeBron James holds the record for most points scored in NBA All-Star Game history. His 434 points are over 100 more than second place — the late, great Kobe Bryant.

As James continues to rack up All-Star appearances late in his career, he’ll only build on his record in the same way he will his regular season all-time scoring record.

James is one of two active players in the top 10 of the NBA All-Star Game all-time scoring record. Kevin Durant ranks third with 268 points.

Top 10 scoring leaders in All-Star Game history
  Player Total Points PPG
1. LeBron James* 434 21.1
2. Kobe Bryant 290 19.3
3. Kevin Durant* 268 24.4
4. Michael Jordan 262 20.2
5. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 251 13.9
6. Oscar Robertson 246 20.5
7. Bob Pettit 224 20.4
8. Julius Erving 221 20.1
9. Elgin Baylor 218 19.8
10 Shaquille O’Neal 202 16.8

*Indicates active player

The highest-ranked active players outside the top 10 are Russell Westbrook, Stephen Curry, Giannis Antetokounmpo, and Kyrie Irving.

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