|Birth: ||Aug. 21, 1936|
|Death: ||Oct. 12, 1999|
Los Angeles County
Hall of Fame Professional Basketball Player. Born Wilton Norman Chamberlain in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, he was one of the most dominant players in the history of basketball. An outstanding player at the University of Kansas, he was drafted by the Philadelphia Warriors as a center in 1959 and was Rookie of Year in 1960. For 15 season with the Philadelphia-San Francisco Warriors (1959-1965), Philadelphia 76ers (1965-1968) and Los Angels Lakers (1968-1973), he set numerous official NBA all time records. He was the only NBA player to score 4,000 points in a season, set NBA single-game records for most points (100), most consecutive field goals (18) and most rebounds (55). He retired with 1,045 games played, 23,924 rebounds, 4,643 assists and 31,419 points scored. In 1978, he was elected to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame and was selected to the NBA 50th Anniversary All-Time Team in 1996. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith)
Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend.
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Record added: Nov 08, 1999
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Big Guy, They could never stop you in the middle. When you rolled into each town with either the Sixers or Lakers, you really put on a show. Worth the price of the ticket.|
Rim Shaker 2
Added: Nov. 17, 2013
Remembering The Big Dipper 14 years after his final departure... What a life Wilt had! Exchanged salutations with him in Pauley Pavilion (UCLA) in 1973 and will always remember watching him dominate a basketball game like no one else... RIP, Uncle Wilt...(Read more)|
Added: Nov. 12, 2013
Records and accomplishments don't lie. To the most dominating basketball player that has ever lived.|
Larry E. Barnes
Added: Nov. 5, 2013
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