- He retired holding many Lakers records including a career average of 27.4 points.
- Recognized as one of the basketball all-time greatest players, he was a precursor of the "aerial" game, taking the NBA to its next level with his original acrobatic movements, a path later followed by such players as Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant.
- Inducted into Hall of Fame as Player in 1977
- 1959 NBA Rookie of the Year
- 1959 NBA All-Star Game MVP
- NBA 35th Anniversary Team
- NBA's 50th Anniversary All-Time Team
- All-NBA First Team 10 times (1959-65, 67-69)
- Holds NBA Finals single-game record for most points with 61 on April 24, 1962 against the Boston Celtics
- Scored 71 points (8th highest in history) against the New York Knicks on Nov. 15, 1960
- Retired as NBA's third all-time leading scorer
- Ranked sixth in NBA Finals all-time scoring (26.4 in 44 games)
- Ranked seventh in NBA playoffs all-time scoring (27.0 in 134 games)
- NBA Executive of the Year (2006) with Los Angeles Clippers.
- Scored 40 or more points 87 times in the regular season (4th All-time behind Wilt Chamberlain, Michael Jordan, and Kobe Bryant)
- Knee injuries ended his career 9 games into the 1971-72 season. That same year the Lakers went on to record the best winning streak in NBA history and conquered the first championship in Los Angeles without their legendary player.