The 21 greatest NBA players who never scored 50 points in a game

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8) Kawhi Leonard

Many basketball fans would be surprised to learn that two-time NBA champion Kawhi Leonard has never scored 50 points in a game. While he is one of the few active players on this list, time is running out for him to join the 50-point club. Leonard is 32 and a half at the time of posting and while he has managed to stay healthy thus far through the 2023–24 season, he has a long injury history that could impact his longevity.

Still, he is a talented and efficient scorer who just may still get enough one game to surpass his career-high of 45 against the Utah Jazz during his sole season with the Toronto Raptors. However, that likely isn't high on his list of priorities with the Clippers trying to win their first championship ever, with him and Paul George being tasked with leading them there.

That might be an uphill battle, but they recently added James Harden in the hopes that he can help carry the scoring load so the likes of Leonard won't have to score 50 points to keep them competitive. Even so, it would be nice to see him go off for 50+ at some point.