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jAZ
01-23-2006, 09:22 AM
We all know about the 20,000 women and 100 point game, but did you know these?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilt_Chamberlain#.2220000_women.22_claim


Chamberlain averaged 30.1 points and 22.9 rebounds per game for his career.
Wilt's 1961-62 scoring average of 50.4 ppg, accomplished with the Philadelphia Warriors, is by far the NBA record. Chamberlain also holds the next three spots on the NBA's season scoring average list with 44.8, 38.9 and 38.4 points per game. The next closest player is Elgin Baylor, who averaged 38.3 ppg in the same '61-62 season in which Chamberlain set the record.
Chamberlain also set a record for rebounds in a game with 55, against the Boston Celtics on November 24, 1960. (The opposing center in that game was Bill Russell, who had held the former record of 51.)
After critics called him a one-dimensional (or even selfish) player, Chamberlain defiantly promised to lead the league in assists the next year, which he did in 1968, at a clip of 8.6 per game - numbers good enough to match those of today's point guards.
Chamberlain is also the only player in NBA history to achieve a double-triple-double (20 points, 20 rebounds, 20 assists), in one game. In 1968, he logged 22 points, 25 rebounds and 21 assists. For basketball purists, this may be the most jaw-dropping stat line, as it is the ultimate testimony of Wilt's versatility.
Chamberlain was also known for incredible stamina. In 1962 he managed 48.5 minutes per game - meaning he played practically every minute of the overtime contests as well the regulation. His 3882 minutes played out of the team's possible 3890 mean an average of six seconds rest per game. Chamberlain played over 46 minutes per game for seven seasons, and his career 45.8 average is unparalleled. Chamberlain also holds the top five marks in minutes played in a season and the top seven marks in minutes-per-game played in a season, including 3882 minutes out of a possible 3890 minutes in his superlative 1961-62 season, an average of more than 48 minutes per game in a game that runs 48 minutes of regulation time!
Despite the fact that he was regularly double- and triple-teamed on offense and relied upon so heavily on defense, in his 14 years in the NBA he never once fouled out of a game.
As an arguable, but probable note, many sportswriters attest that Chamberlain would have had many quadruple- if not quintuple-doubles, and average a triple double for his career (points/ rebounds/ blocks). Chamberlain played in an era during which blocks and steals were not officially kept statistics.

Saulbadguy
01-23-2006, 09:27 AM
Different time, different game. Those records could easily last forever.

Infidel Goat
01-23-2006, 09:40 AM
This is what I wrote about Chamberlain in the Greatest Athlete of All Time poll (poll results (http://www.chiefsplanet.com/BB/showthread.php?t=120734&page=7&pp=15&highlight=athlete) ):

Nobody has voted for the right guy yet (Post #55).

10.9 100 M dash time in high school
Pennsylvania State Champ in the 110 M Hurdles AND the shot put
24 foot broad jump
Big Eight Champ in the high jump

Bench pressed 500 lbs.

Offered a pro football contract by the Chiefs in 1966.

7'1" tall
275 lbs.

31,419 career points
100 points in one game
55 rebounds in one game
played in 79 complete games in one season

Professional caliber volleyball player

Ran the Honolulu Marathon and a 50 mile Canadian race (when he was 60 years old).

and possibly bedded 20,000 women.

I give you the greatest athlete:

http://www.skiff.tcu.edu/SkiffWeb101399/wilt06_lg_01.jpeg

--Infidel Goat

Amnorix
01-23-2006, 09:49 AM
Bill Russell and Wilt actually became very good friends. To the point where they would visit each other at the host player's home before a game. Russell even mentioned taking a nap in Wilt's bed before one game against him.

Russell describes Wilt as a complete physical freak. Ungodly strong, the tallest guy in the NBA, and pretty fast anyway. Just a man among boys on the basketball court.

Russell has also said that Wilt's ONE failing was that he was too "nice" or "gentle". Wilt was so far beyond everyone else in physical ability, Russell thought he was afraid of hurting anyone. That probably help explaisn why he never fouled out even though he was a center and played all 48 minutes of nearly every game his whole career.

In short, Russell thinks he lacked a "killer instinct". That's his one criticism. For basketball and overall physical skills, however, he was a man among boys.

HMc
01-23-2006, 10:04 AM
Impressive numbers.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donald_Bradman

ROYC75
01-23-2006, 10:09 AM
Different time, different game. Those records could easily last forever.

Uh, them will .


The Greatest player to ever play the game also went to the Greatest College Evvvvvvaaaarrrrrrr.........



Chew on that one Kitty fan .........
:)

Skip Towne
01-23-2006, 10:14 AM
Uh, them will .


The Greatest player to ever play the game also went to the Greatest College Evvvvvvaaaarrrrrrr.........



Chew on that one Kitty fan .........
:)
Don't be so hard on our brothers to the west. They produced Gary Spani.

Ari Chi3fs
01-23-2006, 10:14 AM
Man, imagine him in a Chiefs uniform... heh.

Saulbadguy
01-23-2006, 10:19 AM
Uh, them will .


The Greatest player to ever play the game also went to the Greatest College Evvvvvvaaaarrrrrrr.........



Chew on that one Kitty fan .........
:)
Yep..he loved KU so much, he went there 2 years..and did not return there at all for 40 years.

;)

ROYC75
01-23-2006, 11:03 AM
Yep..he loved KU so much, he went there 2 years..and did not return there at all for 40 years.

;)


Ya think....... ever heard of family fued ?


Kinda like in laws, just because you don't visit doesn't mean you don't love them.


Besides, he went there 3 years, freshmen were inelgible to play on varsity. Pro ball came calling and the $$$ was there for him.

redhed
01-23-2006, 11:10 AM
The Big Q:
Why couldn't he hit his FTs?

BIG_DADDY
01-23-2006, 11:20 AM
Stealing the thunder jaz? This post was not placed when it was on accident. Was Chamberlin awesome, yes. Thank you captain obvious. Now back to the unbelievable performance that just took place against the athlete we have on the floor today.

ROYC75
01-23-2006, 11:23 AM
Stealing the thunder jaz? This post was not placed when it was on accident. Was Chamberlin awesome, yes. Thank you captain obvious. Now back to the unbelievable performance that just took place against the athlete we have on the floor today.

( Kobe ) Ball Hog ........ a punk too .

Saulbadguy
01-23-2006, 11:23 AM
Stealing the thunder jaz? This post was not placed when it was on accident. Was Chamberlin awesome, yes. Thank you captain obvious. Now back to the unbelievable performance that just took place against the athlete we have on the floor today.
It's still pretty cool. He was an amazing athlete in his time. An athletic 7'1 person in the 60's was unheard of. I doubt he would make the same impact today if he played in todays league. Thats why I said his records will probably last forever.

He is still arguably the best player to ever played the game. I still put him at #2 whenever the discussion arises.

Saulbadguy
01-23-2006, 11:24 AM
Ball Hog ........ a punk too .
:rolleyes:

ROYC75
01-23-2006, 11:28 AM
It's still pretty cool. He was an amazing athlete in his time. An athletic 7'1 person in the 60's was unheard of. I doubt he would make the same impact today if he played in todays league. Thats why I said his records will probably last forever.

He is still arguably the best player to ever played the game. I still put him at #2 whenever the discussion arises.


Michael ?


Ha Ha ...... He's # 2, the best of his time, same as Chamberlin.

As for Wilt, Michael and theat punk azz Kobe ( No, I dislike Kobe, but he has talent ) , all of them were / are ball hogs. If you have a player of talent, you ride them, but the winners are difined at crunch time.

Michael and Wilt are all time 1st stringers..... Kobe is not.

redhed
01-23-2006, 11:29 AM
Russell was the greatest. Rings are the only stat that matters.

ROYC75
01-23-2006, 11:34 AM
Russell was the greatest. Rings are the only stat that matters.

You have a valid point, Russell had a much better supporting cast around him .....

Sure Wilt had player around him, not as good in his early years. Wilt made them better because he drew so much attention being doubled and tripled teamed. Some will say that Wilt never fouled out because he played no defense...... Hogwash, ask Russell and Baylor about that.

redhed
01-23-2006, 11:41 AM
You have a valid point, Russell had a much better supporting cast around him .....

Sure Wilt had player around him, not as good in his early years. Wilt made them better because he drew so much attention being doubled and tripled teamed. Some will say that Wilt never fouled out because he played no defense...... Hogwash, ask Russell and Baylor about that.

I'd agree that Russell had better players around him, but I think Russell made his team better. Dude always seemed to block a shot to his teammates.
One cannot deny the talent Wilt had; he was absolutely a freak of nature. I once heard that Wilt was most proud of the never fouling out stat.

jAZ
01-23-2006, 11:44 AM
Stealing the thunder jaz? This post was not placed when it was on accident. Was Chamberlin awesome, yes. Thank you captain obvious. Now back to the unbelievable performance that just took place against the athlete we have on the floor today.
No, it was actually a result of a discussion about Kobe's performance last night on another message board. Someone posted the link to the wiki-entry for Wilt and I got to reading. I was shocked. I figured the KU fans here might get a kick out of it.

Kobe deserves much credit and is the talk of sports radio.

ROYC75
01-23-2006, 11:48 AM
I'd agree that Russell had better players around him, but I think Russell made his team better. Dude always seemed to block a shot to his teammates.
One cannot deny the talent Wilt had; he was absolutely a freak of nature. I once heard that Wilt was most proud of the never fouling out stat.


Which is why it is rumored he didn't play any defense. Again, the other big men disagree, by the # of rebounds he had, he was always around the ball.

Mr. Kotter
01-23-2006, 11:51 AM
ROCK CHALK, JAYHAWK.......KKKKKK-UUUUUUUU

go bowe
01-23-2006, 12:18 PM
ROCK CHALK, JAYHAWK.......KKKKKK-UUUUUUUUwhy are you stu-stu-stu-stuttering?

redhed
01-23-2006, 12:20 PM
Which is why it is rumored he didn't play any defense. Again, the other big men disagree, by the # of rebounds he had, he was always around the ball.

That not playing D is a buncha crap (they said the same thing 'bout Lew Alcindor). Didn't he lead the league in O & D boards at one point or another?

Oz_Chief
01-23-2006, 12:36 PM
Impressive numbers.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donald_Bradman

Huh, I always thought Don was from Adelaide, considering there is a highway named after him. Maybe the Cooper's Pale Ale (or the water) messed with my brain.

HMc
01-23-2006, 08:03 PM
Huh, I always thought Don was from Adelaide, considering there is a highway named after him. Maybe the Cooper's Pale Ale (or the water) messed with my brain.

Shit. So did i, until i actually read the page.

I've got a case of coopers pale in the bar fridge as i speak.

ChiefsFanatic
01-23-2006, 08:31 PM
Ya think....... ever heard of family fued ?


Kinda like in laws, just because you don't visit doesn't mean you don't love them.


Besides, he went there 3 years, freshmen were inelgible to play on varsity. Pro ball came calling and the $$$ was there for him.

I thought he left KU for The Harlem Globetrotters. I think they offered him a record-breaking contract for one year.

Wilt is the second greatest player to ever play Pro Basketball. I do believe that Michael was better, though. Not a ton better, but better.

He will always be the only big man to ever lead the league in assists.

One of the problems I have with Kobe can be summed up in his post-game news conference. His quote was "I thought we were a little flat, so I decided to go full bore." That is why he will never be as good as MJ. MJ always went full bore.

Flame away.

ROYC75
01-23-2006, 09:38 PM
I thought he left KU for The Harlem Globetrotters. I think they offered him a record-breaking contract for one year.

Wilt is the second greatest player to ever play Pro Basketball. I do believe that Michael was better, though. Not a ton better, but better.

He will always be the only big man to ever lead the league in assists.

One of the problems I have with Kobe can be summed up in his post-game news conference. His quote was "I thought we were a little flat, so I decided to go full bore." That is why he will never be as good as MJ. MJ always went full bore.

Flame away.

He did, I think it was for only 1 year, do correct me if I am wrong on this one.

BTW, to each his own in opinions about who was the best. The biggest argument is that they played different positions and impacted the game differently.

IMHO, Give me the dominate big guy to build around instead of outward in.

KCJake
01-23-2006, 10:23 PM
10.9 100 M dash time in high school

Wow! That might be the most impressive stat of them all. In 1970, a 10.9 was VERY fast.

ArrowheadHawk
01-23-2006, 10:29 PM
...
IMHO, Give me the dominate big guy to build around instead of outward in.
unless of course you are the lakers

Dunit35
01-23-2006, 10:38 PM
Wilts stats are amazing. A 10.9 100 is damn fast for being 7'1.

ArrowheadHawk
01-23-2006, 10:40 PM
Wilts stats are amazing. A 10.9 100 is damn fast for being 7'1.
wouldn't you get there quicker with longer legs?

Saulbadguy
01-23-2006, 10:42 PM
ROFL

Skip Towne
01-23-2006, 10:56 PM
You gotta remember that Wilt was the ONLY 7 footer in 1957. 6'7" was tall back then. In 1956, OU's starting center (football) was 5'8 and weighed 158 lbs. I think it was '72 when KU had twin towers 6'10 Dave Robisch and 6'10 Roger Brown. So Wilt was a giant in 1957. And a very athletic giant at that.

ROYC75
01-23-2006, 11:29 PM
You gotta remember that Wilt was the ONLY 7 footer in 1957. 6'7" was tall back then. In 1956, OU's starting center (football) was 5'8 and weighed 158 lbs. I think it was '72 when KU had twin towers 6'10 Dave Robisch and 6'10 Roger Brown. So Wilt was a giant in 1957. And a very athletic giant at that.

I think you are correct, I'm thinking the next set of big men were Danny Knight and Rick Suttle, but I could be wrong.