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When Wilt Chamberlain was traded to the Los Angeles Lakers many years ago, I was invited to the press conference. One of the reporters asked him this question. "Wilt, do you think Coach Van Breda Kolff (the Lakers' coach) can handle you? It's been said you're hard to handle." Wilt replied, "You 'handle' farm animals. Show More Summary

NBA Hall of Famer Dies — He Played 11 Seasons With the Warriors, Recorded the NBA’s First Quadruple-Double and Had a Miracle Season With the Cavaliers

A basketball legend who learned his trade under Wilt Chamberlain and became a foil for Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has died. The Washington Post reports that Nate Thurmond died July 16 in San Francisco. He was 74. Thurmond had a 14-year NBA career spanning...

Nate Thurmond, Dead at 74, Was the NBA Great They Never Told You About

last weekSports : The Big Lead

Nate Thurmond died Saturday at the age of 74. Because his contemporaries included Wilt Chamberlain, Bill Russell and Kareem (...)

Podcast: Malcolm Gladwell on Wilt Chamberlain and the NFL draft

A discussion of Wilt Chamberlain and why people don’t always do the thing that makes the most sense.

Title-Contending Warriors of Today a Reflection of Past Teammates and Coaches

They tower over everyone in the hallway leading to the Golden State Warriors' practice floor. Rick Barry. Sleepy Floyd. Purvis Short. Larry Smith. Wilt Chamberlain. Tim Hardaway. Manute Bol. Mitch Richmond. Chris Mullin. Nate Thurmond. Show More Summary

Basketball Open Thread

Can’t help it.  Born at Alta Bates, grew up on the Oakland/Berkeley line, always wanted Nate Thurmond to be better than Bill Russell and Wilt Chamberlain, and never got over the unfairness that he wasn’t.  And this team is such a joy to watch.   So for all that I’d wish Cleveland well against almost any […]

Pro-Player Comparisons for College Basketball's Top Stars in 2016-17

Not one of the projected stars of college basketball in 2016-17 is destined to become the next Michael Jordan or Wilt Chamberlain, but there might be a second coming of Kevin Martin, Jared Sullinger or Jeff Green in this year's crop of NBA prospects. We're not going to waste your time with crazy comparisons. Show More Summary

Jim McMillian, former Laker on historic 1972 team, dies at 68

Jim McMillian, who helped the Los Angeles Lakers to a 33-game winning streak and the 1972 NBA championship as a second-year pro playing with Wilt Chamberlain and Jerry West, has died. He was 68. He died Monday from complications of heart failure at a hospital in Winston-Salem, N.C., after being...

Dwyane Wade Passes Wilt Chamberlain on NBA's All-Time Playoff Scoring List

Miami Heat star guard Dwyane Wade needed only 12 points during Miami's 106-73 Game 7 victory over the Charlotte Hornets on Sunday, but they were historic. On a free throw with six minutes, nine seconds remaining in the second quarter, Wade surpassed Wilt Chamberlain for 17th place all-time in playoff points, per ESPN on Twitter. Show More Summary

Was Kobe Even A Top-Five Laker?

3 months agoSports : Deadspin

If it’s me, I’m taking Magic Johnson, Jerry West, Shaq, Wilt Chamberlain, and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. If tasked with creating the most competitive logical starting five, I swap in Elgin Baylor for Wilt. What about you? Read more...

Recordings by Metallica, Billy Joel, John Coltrane and Merle Haggard Singled Out for Honors … Wait, How Did Wilt Chamberlain Get on This List?

Recordings spanning much of the past century, ranging from the Columbia Quartette’s “Let Me Call You Sweetheart” in 1911 to Metallica’s “Master of Puppets” in 1986, have been added to the National Recording Registry, the Library of Congress announced today....

National Recording Registry Recognizes ‘Mack the Knife,’ Motown and Mahler — ‘Piano Man,’ ‘I Will Survive’ and Wilt Chamberlain’s 100-Point Game Receive Designation

Press release from the Library of Congress, March 23, 2016: Two cuts at Kurt Weill’s “Mack the Knife” — by Louis Armstrong and Bobby Darin — will join Billy Joel’s single “Piano Man,” Gloria Gaynor’s “I Will Survive,” the Supremes’....

'I Will Survive,' dirty words routine added to US registry

A Gloria Gaynor disco anthem, George Carlin's seven dirty words routine and coverage of Wilt Chamberlain's 100-point game are among 25 sound recordings that have been selected for preservation at the Library of Congress. The recordings reaching back to 1911 are being added Wednesday to the library's...

John Coltrane’s ‘A Love Supreme’ and Billy Joel’s ‘Piano Man’ Join National Recording Registry

John Coltrane's "A Love Supreme," Billy Joel's "Piano Man," and coverage of Wilt Chamberlain's 100-point game are being added to the Library of Congress' National Recording Registry.

For Clippers, the morning shoot-around isn't so urgent anymore

Wilt Chamberlain would be pleased with the state of morning shoot-arounds in the NBA. They're largely becoming extinct. The late center once relayed a message to Lakers coach Bill Sharman that he would show up at the team's arena only once on game day, and Sharman could decide whether it would...

Shaq, Iverson Finalists, Yao Could Join Them in Hall of Fame

Shaquille O'Neal was just 9 years old when his stepfather began teaching him basketball with a plan to dominate like Wilt Chamberlain, Bill Russell and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver says hack-a-player rule changes likely coming

6 months agoSports : The Early Lead

On Nov. 30, the Los Angeles Clippers’ DeAndre Jordan went to the foul line 34 times against the Portland Trail Blazers, missing 22 free throws to tie Wilt Chamberlain’s single-game NBA record. Less than two months later, Detroit Pistons center Andre Drummond did Jordan and Wilt one worse, missing 23 of his 36 free throws […]

DeAndre Jordan crazy shooting percentage continues

Clippers center DeAndre Jordan shot 70.7 percent from the field, down from 74.7 percent in December, as he takes aim at Wilt Chamberlain’s record 72.7 percent in 1972-73. Jordan, who leads the NBA in field goal percentage (71.5) for the fourth straight season, picked a good time to have his best overall month of the [...]

Harden Posts Historic Triple-Double, Makes 1,000th 3-Pointer

Houston Rockets guard James Harden had 33 points, 17 rebounds and 14 assists in Wednesday's 123-113 loss to the Detroit Pistons, becoming the first player since Wilt Chamberlain in 1968 to hit all of those statistical marks in the same...Show More Summary

81 for the Books

Michael Jordan never did it. Neither did Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, the league's all-time leading scorer. Wilt Chamberlain did it... once. Kobe Bryant carved out a piece of NBA history by scoring 81 points Sunday against the Toronto Raptors, the second-highest total ever and more than enough to lead...

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