On November 27, 1963 Wilt Chamberlain hit 18 field goals in a row to set what was at that time an NBA record. Wilt led the Warriors to defeat the New York Knicks in this game with a score of 118-89. We all know he didn't stop there. Chamberlain went on to set the NBA single-game records for most points (100) and most rebounds (55). He was the only NBA player to score 4,000 points in a season.
If you visit NBA.com today you can enjoy a celebration in honor of the 50th Anniversary of Wilt Chamberlain's 100 point game!
And tonight if you are interested in hearing more about this legend tune into NBA TV at 7 PM for the premiere of "Wilt 100".
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On February 16, 1972, Wilt Chamberlain of the Los Angeles Lakers became the first player in NBA history to reach 30,000 career points. He scored his 30,000th point during the third period against the Phoenix Suns. Although the Suns were victorious, beating the Lakers 110-109, Chamberlain had 19 points and 21 rebounds in this game. Also during the 1971-1972 season, Wilt Chamberlain passed Bill Russel to become the NBA's all-time leading rebounder.
Chamberlain is considered one of the most extraordinary players in the NBA and is the holder of numerous NBA all-time records. Among numerous other accomplishments, he is the only player in NBA history to average more than 40 and 50 points in a season and score 100 points in a single NBA game. He retired as the all-time in career points with 31,419, which was later surpassed by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Karl Malone and Michael Jordan. Wilt is tops in rebounds with 23,924 and led the NBA in scoring seven years in a row.
...Oscar Robertson on Wilt Chamberlain being one of the best ever.
On November 24, 1960, Wilt the Stilt went onto to capture his most impressive rebounding record: pulling in 55 boards in one game. Despite having their star player dominate the backboard, the Philadelphia Warriors fell to the Boston Celtics that night, 129-132.
Wilt Chamberlain is arguably one of the best offensive basketball players of his time. During his career, he broke more than 70 NBA records, most of which were in scoring and rebounding. In 14-years, Chamberlain scored 31,419 points; this number has been surpassed only by Kareem Abdul-Jabaar in 20 seasons and Karl Malone and Michael Jordan, each in 19 seasons. He remains as the only NBA player in history to have scored 100 points in a single game.