Every franchise has sacred records that are revered internally. All-time scorer, all-time, rebounder, all-time assist-leader; these metrics reflect greatness and longevity by players who have donned the colors of the team. For the Phoenix Suns, there is one record that has held firm for 23 years.
Tom Chambers set the mark for most points-per-game in a season in the 1989-90 regular season. He scored 27.2 points-per-game that year, surpassing the previous record, held by himself from the 1988-89 season (25.5 points).
This year, Devin Booker broke that scoring average as he ended the 2022-23 regular season with 27.8 points-per-game. Scoring is up across the NBA, and it’s no surprise to see Devin Booker surpass the points-per-game mark set by Tom Chambers.
But does it count?
When Tom Chambers set the standard for Phoenix Suns scoring in a regular season, he did so by playing 81 games. That season 104 players played 80 or more games. Chambers totaled 2,201 points (only 72 of them came from beyond the arc). 2,201 is the most points ever scored in a season by a Phoenix Sun.
Walter Cornett, of Glendale, Kentucky, is the owner and operator of Walter’s Wildcat World. He founded WildcatWorld.com in 1998 making it one of the oldest Kentucky basketball fan sites in operation today.