Wilt Chamberlain was one of the most dominating centers in basketball history. Taller and stronger than most of his opponents, Chamberlain was an unstoppable force who made floating in fade-away jumpshots and ripping down rebounds his career. He filled countless pages of basketball record books with his impressive achievements. Here is a look at some of his most noteworthy:
- Height: 7-1, Weight: 275 lbs.
- Played 14 NBA seasons from 1959-1973.
- Second all-time in career points (behind Kareem Abdul-Jabbar) with 31,419.
- First all-time in career rebounds with 23,924.
- Played in 13 NBA All-Star Games
- Won NBA Titles with Philadelphia in 1967 and Los Angeles in 1972
- Elected to Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame in 1978
- Member of NBA 50th Anniversary All-Time Team
- Led the NBA in scoring his first seven seasons.
- Led the NBA in rebounding in 11 of his 14 NBA seasons.
- During the 1961-62 season became the only player to score more than 4,000 points in a season (4,029), averaging 50.4 points per game.
- Scored 100 points for the Philadelphia Warriors in a 169-147 victory over the New York Knicks on March 2, 1962.
- Of the 30 best regular-season scoring performances of all time, he owns 20.
- Scored more than 50 points in a game 118 times.
- Did not foul out of any of his more than 1,200 NBA games.
- In his first collegiate game for the University of Kansas in 1956 he set a school record by scoring 52 points.
- Won NBA Most Valuable Player Award (1960, 1966, 1967, 1968)
- Won NBA Rookie of the Year Award (1960)
- Won All-Star Game MVP (1960)
- Won NBA Finals MVP (1972)
- As a 6-11 high school senior at Philadelphia's Overbrook High, he scored 90 points in one game, including 60 points in a span of 12 minutes in the second half.
- Won the high jump event at the Big Eight Track and Field Championships in 1958, clearing the bar at 6-6.
- Played the role of Bombaata in the 1984 Arnold Schwarzenegger movie "Conan the Destroyer."
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