Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Who is the G.O.A.T - NBA Edition Part 9

Wilt Chamberlain

Next up in the series is "Big Dipper" the 100 point man Wilt Chamberlain.

Current Ranks

Regular Season 

Games Played - 94th with 1045
Minutes Played - 8th  with 47859
Field Goals - 3rd  with 12681
FG % - 27th  with .540
Total Rebounds - 1st  with 23924
Assists - 71st  with 4643
Points - 5th with 31419


Games Played - 32nd with 160
Minutes Played - 8th  with 7559
Field Goals - 13th with 1425
FG % - 24th with .522
Total Rebounds - 2nd  with 3913
Assists - 30th  with 673
Points - 18th  with 3607


2x NBA Champion
1x NBA Finals MVP
13x NBA All-Star
1x NBA All-Star Game MVP
7x All-NBA First Team
3x All-NBA Second Team  
2x NBA All-Defensive First Team
7x NBA Scoring Champion 
11x NBA rebounds leader
9x NBA field goal percentage leader
1x assists leader

Wilt Chamberlain was one of the bigger guys in his playing days at 7 feet 1 inch. Wilt played for Kansas in college and in his first game scored 52 points and 31 rebounds. During his college career he was 2 time all-american and decided to leave after his junior year. Due to NBA restrictions Chamberlain decided to join the Harlem Globetrotters for a year. He made his NBA debut in 1959 for the Philadelphia Warriors who would later move to San Francisco. Chamberlain was known for his production on the court averaging 37.6 points per game and 27 rebounds per game during his first season. He would have a game for the ages scoring 100 points in 1962, which is still a record today for most points scored in a game.  Bill Russell became a rival of Wilt's during his playing days with Russell excelling at the defensive end as they had some intense battles. He played 5 and half seasons with the Warriors before being traded to the Philadelphia 76ers in 1965. While playing for the 76ers he would meet the Boston Celtics every year beating them once ending their 8 consecutive NBA Title streak. He would get to the NBA Finals in 1967 where he faced off against his old team the San Francisco Warriors. They would go on to win the NBA Championship with Wilt averaging 18 points per game and 29 rebounds per game. In 1968 Wilt would get traded to the Los Angeles Lakers and join a team that included "The Logo" Jerry West. During his tenure with the Lakers he would pick up his second NBA Title. He played his last game in the NBA in 1973 ending his 14 year career. Wilt was a stat machine during his playing days averaging 30 points per game and 22 rebounds. but does only stats make you the G.O.A.T?

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