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25 Athletes Who Were Born to Put Points On the Board

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Some professional sports figures make scoring goals or racking up points look like child's play. These types are very rare, of course; the ability to dominate a scoreboard is restricted to only the very best of the best. Here are 25 athletes who were born to put points on the board.

25. Jamaal Charles

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25. Jamaal Charles

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Jamaal Charles' 2013 regular season saw him score 19 touchdowns, including a five-TD game against the Oakland Raiders. Charles is a dual-threat in both the running and passing games and is always a threat to score.

24. Evgeni Malkin

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24. Evgeni Malkin

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Evgeni Malkin has the highest offensive ceiling of any current NHL player not named Sidney Crosby.

23. Dwyane Wade

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23. Dwyane Wade

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Dwyane Wade has declined noticeably in recent years, but was an absolutely unstoppable scorer during his prime.

22. Adrian Peterson

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22. Adrian Peterson

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Adrian Peterson's absurd 2,097-yard season in 2012 was one of the best ever by an NFL runningback, and it was especially impressive in light of the fact that it happened in such a pass-happy era.

21. Alexander Ovechkin

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21. Alexander Ovechkin

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Alexander Ovechkin is the best pure goal scorer in the world. The Washington Capitals would be a bottom-five team without his offense.

20. Andrew Luck

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20. Andrew Luck

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If Andrew Luck is your quarterback, no game is ever over regardless of how big the deficit might be. Luck's combination of mobility and intelligence has rarely been seen before in football.

19. Calvin Johnson

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19. Calvin Johnson

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Calvin Johnson can burn opposing secondaries in multiple ways, possessing ridiculous speed and strength and an enormous 6-foot-5 frame.

18. LeBron James

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18. LeBron James

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LeBron James would be higher on this list if he was a little more selfish with the basketball, but his natural scoring ability is more than enough to get him on here anyway.

17. Carmelo Anthony

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17. Carmelo Anthony

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Carmelo Anthony's offensive game is perhaps the most versatile in today's NBA. Kevin Durant may put up slightly more points, but Anthony can score in more ways than he can.

16. Allen Iverson

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16. Allen Iverson

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Allen Iverson was one of the most explosive scorers in basketball history, although his lack of a true perimeter game hurt him to some degree. Perhaps some practice could have gotten him into the top 10?

15. Dominique Wilkins

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15. Dominique Wilkins

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Dominique Wilkins was incredibly dynamic and is remembered today as one of the most exciting basketball players of all time. Like Iverson, he could have done himself a favor by being a little more proficient from beyond the arc.

14. Drew Brees

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14. Drew Brees

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Drew Brees has thrown for 5,000 yards for three seasons in a row, racking up a whopping 133 total TDs in that span.

13. Bobby Orr

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13. Bobby Orr

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Bobby Orr had 139 and 135-point seasons as a defenseman in the 1970s. Nothing more needs to be said.

12. Kobe Bryant

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12. Kobe Bryant

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Kobe Bryant is currently fourth on the NBA's all-time scoring list, and he'll be firmly in third by the time he steps back from the game.

11. Aaron Rodgers

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11. Aaron Rodgers

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Aaron Rodgers is the best quarterback in football today, and with the Green Bay Packers looking to have perhaps their best offense ever heading into the 2014 season, he may move up this list pretty soon.

10. Sidney Crosby

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10. Sidney Crosby

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Crosby is the NHL's most gifted offensive player by far. In a very low-scoring era, he has flirted with 1.5 points per game several times.

9. Shaquille O'Neal

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9. Shaquille O'Neal

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Shaquille O'Neal's combination of skill, size and raw strength made him one of the most unguardable players that basketball has ever seen.

8. Tom Brady

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8. Tom Brady

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Tom Brady's otherworldly 52-touchdown season (total) appeared likely to go down in history as the best statistical year ever for a quarterback, but the guy at No. 7 on this list just got done trumping it.

7. Peyton Manning

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7. Peyton Manning

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A ridiculous 5,477 yards and 56 total touchdowns are numbers that speak for themselves. Peyton Manning has been elite for his entire career, and has found ways to get even better with age despite his declining arm strength and neck injuries.

6. Jerry West

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6. Jerry West

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Jerry West averaged 27 points per game throughout his career even though he retired from the NBA five years before the three-point line was implemented.

5. Mario Lemieux

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5. Mario Lemieux

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Mario Lemieux's total of 199 points during the 1988-89 season is a number bettered only by Wayne Gretzky. Lemieux could have been a spot or two higher on this list if not for injuries and health issues eating up big chunks of his career.

4. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

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4. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was an assertive and dominant scorer who patented the sky hook, a shot that is effectively impossible to defend.

3. Michael Jordan

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3. Michael Jordan

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Michael Jordan's numbers are absurd on their own, but it was his ability to always come up with baskets when his team needed them most that lands him this high on the list.

2. Wayne Gretzky

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2. Wayne Gretzky

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Wayne Gretzky had four 200-point campaigns in the NHL. No other player has ever had one. Gretzky holds the league record for goals in a single season (92) and registered more assists through his career (1,963) than any other NHL player has points (Mark Messier, 1,887).

1. Wilt Chamberlain

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1. Wilt Chamberlain

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Wilt Chamberlain's numbers don't even seem real: 50.4 points per game during the 1961-62 NBA season to go with an equally impressive (albeit not relevant) 25.7 rebounds per game. Basketball was a very different game in those days, but there's little argument to be made for anyone other than Chamberlain as sports' greatest scorer ever.

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