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Wilt Chamberlain (1936)

One of the greatest offensive players in the history of basketball, "Wilt the Stilt" set many records and led the National Basketball Association in scoring every season from 1959 to 1965. He played in his hometown of Philadelphia with the Warriors and 76ers, and later with California's Los Angeles Lakers. He holds the records for both most points in a single game—100—and most rebounds in a single game—55, which he achieved against his long-time rival Bill Russell. How tall was Chamberlain? More...
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Wilt Chamberlain (1936)
One of the greatest offensive players in the history of basketball, "Wilt the Stilt" set many records and led the National Basketball Association in scoring every season from 1959 to 1965. He played in his hometown of Philadelphia with the Warriors and 76ers, and later with California's Los Angeles Lakers. He holds the records for both most points in a single game—100—and most rebounds in a single game—55, which he achieved against his long-time rival Bill Russell.
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Wilt Chamberlain
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Wilt Chamberlain wearing uniform of the Harlem Globetrotters basketball team in 1959
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Personal information
Born August 21, 1936
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Nationality American
Died October 12, 1999 (aged 63)
Bel Air, California
Listed height 7 ft 1 in (2.16 m)
Listed weight 275 lb (125 kg)
Career information
High school Overbrook
(Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
College Kansas (1956–1958)
NBA draft 1959 / Pick: Territorial
Selected by the Philadelphia Warriors
Pro playing career 1959–1973
Career history
As player:
1958–1959 Harlem Globetrotters
1959–1965 Philadelphia / San Francisco Warriors
1965–1968 Philadelphia 76ers
1968–1973 Los Angeles Lakers
As coach:
1973–1974 San Diego Conquistadors (ABA)
Career highlights and awards

2× NBA champion (1967, 1972)
NBA Finals MVP (1972)
4× NBA Most Valuable Player (1960, 1966–1968)
13× NBA All-Star (1960–1969, 1971–1973)
NBA All-Star Game MVP (1960)
NBA Rookie of the Year (1960)
7× NBA scoring champion (1960–1966)
11× NBA rebounding champion (1960–1963, 1966–1969, 1971–1973)
7× All-NBA First Team (1960–1962, 1964, 1965–1968)
3× All-NBA Second Team (1963, 1966, 1972)
2× NBA All-Defensive First Team (1972–1973)
Golden State Warriors all-time leading scorer
NCAA Final Four Most Outstanding Player (1957)
NBA 35th Anniversary Team
NBA 50th Anniversary Team
Los Angeles Lakers #13 retired
Golden State Warriors #13 retired
Philadelphia 76ers #13 retired

Career statistics
Points 31,419 (30.1 ppg)
Rebounds 23,924 (22.9 rpg)
Assists 4,643 (4.4 apg)
Stats at NBA.com
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com
Basketball Hall of Fame as player
College Basketball Hall of Fame
Inducted in 2006

Wilton Norman "Wilt" Chamberlain (August 21, 1936 – October 12, 1999) was an American basketball player. He played for the Philadelphia/San Francisco Warriors, the Philadelphia 76ers and the Los Angeles Lakers of the NBA; he played for the University of Kansas and also for the Harlem Globetrotters before playing in the NBA. The 7-foot 1-inch Chamberlain weighed 250 pounds as a rookie[1] before bulking up to 275 and eventually to over 300 pounds with the Lakers.[2] He played the center position and is widely considered one of the greatest and most dominant players in NBA history.[2][3]

Chamberlain holds numerous NBA all-time records in scoring, rebounding and durability categories. He is the only player to score 100 points in a single NBA game or average more than 40 and 50 points in a season. He also won seven scoring, nine field goal percentage, and eleven rebounding titles, and once even led the league in assists.[3] Chamberlain is the only player in NBA history to average at least 30 points and 20 rebounds per game in a season, a feat he accomplished nine times. He is also the only player to average at least 30 points and 20 rebounds per game over the entire course of his NBA career.

Although he suffered a long string of professional losses,[4] Chamberlain had a successful career, winning two NBA championships, earning four regular-season Most Valuable Player awards, the Rookie of the Year award, one NBA Finals MVP award, and being selected to 13 All-Star Games and ten All-NBA First and Second teams.[2][5] Chamberlain was subsequently enshrined in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1978, elected into the NBA's 35th Anniversary Team of 1980, and chosen as one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History of 1996.[5]

Chamberlain was known by various nicknames during his basketball playing career. He hated the ones that called attention to his height such as "Goliath" and "Wilt the Stilt", which was coined during his high school days by a Philadelphia sportswriter. He preferred "The Big Dipper", which was inspired by his friends who saw him dip his head as he walked throug

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