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Wilt Chamberlain

Wilt Chamberlain (August 21, 1936 - October 12, 1999) was one of the greatest basketball players ever, although his legacy is slightly tainted by the relative lack of championship won by teams he was on.

The 7-foot-1-inch Chamberlain, known as "Wilt the Stilt," holds the National Basketball Association record for most points in a game - 100, scored on March 2, 1962, against the New York Knicks in Hershey, Pennsylvania.[?]

He scored 31,419 points in 1,045 pro games, best in the league when he retired; currently second all-time behind Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.

Born in [[Philadelphia, Pennsylvania], he drew national attention playing at [[Overbrook High School[[ played two years for the University of Kansas (losing a national championship in triple overtime), and went professional in 1958. He played two years for the Harlem Globetrotters before being eligible for the NBA, then played for the Philadelhpia (later San Francisco) Warrors from 1959-64, Philadelphia 76ers from 1965-68, and the Los Angeles Lakers from 1968 until his retirement in 1973. He won two championships: in 1967 with the 76ers and in 1972 with the Lakers.

His battles with Boston Celtics center Bill Russell[?] were legendary, and while the much smaller Russell scored fewer points and grabbed fewer rebounds, he won far more championships.



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