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The best at what they do in the NBA

Kevin Durant, Serge Ibaka, Dwight Howard, and Kobe Bryant will be looking to extend some dynastic runs atop the leaderboards in the upcoming season. While Bryant will have a tough time leading the league in field goal attempts for a fourth consecutive season while he recovers from an Achilles’ injury, the other three are primed to continue doing what they do best. A look at where their runs rank historically, along with the only streaks that best them or come closest:

Durant has led the league in scoring four years in a row. Michael Jordan did it seven times in a row, from 1986-87 to 1992-93. Wilt Chamberlain did it seven times also, from 1959-60 to 1965-66.

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Ibaka has led the league in blocks three years in a row. Dikembe Mutombo did it five years in a row, from 1993-94 to 1997-98.

Howard has led the league in defensive rebounds six years in a row. Kevin Garnett did it five years in a row, from 2002-03 to 2006-07. Artis Gilmore did it five years in a row in the ABA, from 1971-72 to 1975-76.

Bryant has led the league in field goal attempts three years in row. Wilt Chamberlain did it seven years in a row, 1959-60 to 1965-66. Michael Jordan did it four times in a row, from 1989-90 to 1992-93.

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