What is it about Pennsylvania and scoring marks that bend credulity? In March 1962, Wilt Chamberlain of the Philadelphia Warriors scored 100 points against the New York Knicks in a game played in Hershey, Pennsylvania. Chamberlain posted...Show More Summary
1962 is remembered for many events, The Cuban Missile Crisis, Wilt Chamberlain’s 100 point game and President John F. Kennedy’s speech at Rice University, boldly laying down the Gauntlet that the U.S. will put a man on the moon by the end of the decade. Show More Summary
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
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 died Saturday at the age of 74. Because his contemporaries included Wilt Chamberlain, Bill Russell and Kareem (...)
A discussion of Wilt Chamberlain and why people don’t always do the thing that makes the most sense.
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
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 […]
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, 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...
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
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 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....
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’....
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.
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...
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.
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 […]
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 [...]
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