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A view from Above

  • Wilton Norman "Wilt" Chamberlain is born

    Wilton Norman "Wilt" Chamberlain is born
    Wilt Chamberlain was born in Philidelphia, Pennsylvania into a famly of nine. Wilt was a frail child, and nearly died of pneumonia as a child. Wilt wasn't a big fan of Basketball growing up, sports like boxing, and track and field were cinsidered his favourite.
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    Wilt begins his highschool sporting career

    Wilt began his sports career at Overbrook High School in Philadelphia. Wilt was convinced by friends, family, and coaches to play basketball, once Wilt started playing he never looked back. He went on to average 37.4 pointes per game, and break the highschool scoring record by scoring 2,252 points in his highschool career. Wilt was feared during his days playing highschool sports, he even caused a NBA hopeful, named B.H Born to quit his basketball team because he lost to Wilt 1 on 1.
  • Wilt goes to the University of Kansas

    Wilt goes to the University of Kansas
    After graduating highschool, Wilt was known around American for his athletic ability. Schools like UCLA, and the University of Pensylvania offered him bribes to come join their team. Wilt would end up going to Kansas to continue his basketball career.
  • Wilt has his varsity debut for the Kansas Jaykawks

    Wilt has his varsity debut for the Kansas Jaykawks
    After playing for the freshman team in his first year, there was a ton of hype around his first game for the Jayhawks. Wilt would not disapoint. Wilt finished the game by scoring 52 points and grabbing 31 rebounds, breaking both of the kansas school records. Kansas would end up winning the game 87-69.
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    Wilt's 57-58 season with the Kansas Jayhawks

    Wilt's varsity season was a showcase of his dominant basketball skill, as he anihilated every team that stood before him. To top it off, his team qualified for the NCAA Men's Division I Basketball tournament. Wilt and the Jayhawks went through the competition with ease, until they faced the North Carolina Tar heels in the finals, The Tar Heels triple teamed Wilt and freeze the ball, which caused Kansas to shoot 27% from the field. The Tar Heels ended up winning 54-53.
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    Wilt's Junior year with the Jayhawks

    After last years funals, teams who played against WIlt finally had an answer for him. Teams would triple, or quadruple team Wilt and use dirty tactics such as pinching, pressure points, and even biting to make Wilt drop the ball. If a team got a lead on the Jayhawks, they would freeze the ball for full quarters and run the clock down. The Jayhawks were second in their confrence, one plae away from making it to the NCAA tournament.
  • Wilt decides to quit college basketball and become a Harlem Globetrotter

    Wilt decides to quit college  basketball and become a Harlem Globetrotter
    Wilt wanted to join the NBA but because of a rule that says, the NBA cannot draft players who haven't finished their last year of school, WIlt decided to join the Globetrtters. Wilt made history by both being payed 50,000$ for playing, something that was almost unheard of from a person of colour, and touring Moscow, Russia during the Cold War.
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    Wilt Tours with the Harlem Globetrotters

    Wilt recalls his years with the Globetrotters to be one of the best years of his life. He wasn't asked to break records, or score 50 pints a game, he simply showcased his skill with a large group of amazing athletes whom he enjoyed to be around. Many of his old teamates say Wilt was the "most athletic player, they've ever seen".
  • Wilt Chamberlain gets drafted by the Philidelphia Warriors.

    Wilt Chamberlain gets drafted by the Philidelphia Warriors.
    Wilt's dream of playing in the NBA came true. He played alongside hall of fame guards Tom Gola, Paul Arzin, Ernie Beck, and Guy Rodgers. In Wilt's first game againt the New York Knicks, Wilt scored 43 points and grabbed 28 rebounds.
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    Wilt's career with Philidelphia Warriors

    Wilt's time with the Warriors was his most succesful, stat-wise. In his rookie season, he averaged 37.6 points and 27 rebounds, and won the MVP award. In his 1961-1962 season Wilt averaged 50.4 points per game. Wilt never won a championship in his 6 seasons for the Warriors. These were Wilt Chmaberlains prime years as a basketball player.
  • Wilt Chamberlain scores 100 points in a single game

    Wilt Chamberlain scores 100 points in a single game
    The Warriors faced off against the New York Knicks, and like any other game, they had practise before it. A little into his practise WIlt realized something, he hadn't missed a shot for the past half an hour, but WIlt shrugged it off and went on to play the game. Later, Wilt Chamberlain became the first and last man in history to score 100 points in a single game. Little is known about the game becuase all that's left of it is a recording, a few blurry pictures and a stat sheet.
  • Wilt gets traded to the Philidelphia 76ers

    Wilt gets traded to the Philidelphia 76ers
    Traded for three players, Wilt became apart of the 76ers. Wilt would play alongside Hal Greer, a future Hall-of-Famer, and talented role players Larry Costello, Chet Walker and Lucious Jackson.
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    Wilts career with the Philidelphia 76ers

    Although Wilt was at the height of his dominance during his time with the Warriors, he recalls the 1966-1967 76ers as the most dominant team he's played for. His career with the 76ers was significant becuase Wilt won his first championship in the 1967 NBA finals.
  • Wilt gets traded to the Los Angeles Lakers

    Wilt gets traded to the Los Angeles Lakers
    After a dispute between Wilt and the 76ers coach, he was once again traded. This time, it was to the Los Angeles Lakers. Wilt would play along hall of famers Jerry West, and Elgin Baylor, two of the best players to ever step on a court.
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    Wilt's final basketball years with the Lakers

    Wilt's Lakers team is highly acclaimed as Wilt's best team, but WIlt still stays true to the 1967 76ers. But, The Lakers were one of the most stacked teams in terms of skilled players. In the 1971-1972 season, Wilt won his second championship.
  • Wilt plays his last proffesional game

    Wilt plays his last proffesional game
    Wilt plays his last NBA game against the New York Knicks. Chamberlain scored 23 points and grabbed 21 rebounds, the Lakers lost the game 103-93, and the series. The game ended with Wilt performing a fastbreak dunk.
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    Wilt's succesful career in entertainment

    After Wilt retired, he became extremely succesful in the entertainment bussiness. Wilt did ads for foot locker, American Express, Volkswagen, and many more. He produced a movie and starred in the sequel to Arnold Schwarzenegger's movie "Conan the Barbarian. Wilt participated in countless sporting events, and even became a proffessional Volleyball player, winning multiple MVP awards.
  • Wilt Chamberlain's death

    Wilt Chamberlain's death
    In 1992, Wilt was hospitilized for having an irregular heartbeat, and began taking medication for it. On October 12th 1999 it finnally took his life. Wilt's legacy still lives on, his 100 point record still stands, and is known as a pinnacle of sporting acheivement. After Wilt retired, the NBA had to make numerous rule changes to make it more fair for other players, who play against "Wilt-like" players.