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Was Kobe Even A Top-Five Laker?

2 weeks 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

3 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...

No. 19 Iowa State knocks off No. 1 Oklahoma 82-77

Georges Niang scored 22 points, Monte Morris added 20 and No. 19 Iowa State beat top-ranked Oklahoma 82-77, the Cyclones' first win over a No. 1 team since toppling Wilt Chamberlain's Kansas Jayhawks in 1957        

Hollywood Docket: John McTiernan Liquidation; Wilt Chamberlain Film; Bill Cosby Case File

Some new developments in entertainment and media law including Twitter's plea to save its users from spam. read more

Cold Hard Fact for Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Fact: DeAndre Jordan went 12-34 on free throws last night; 22 missed free throws ties Wilt Chamberlain's NBA record. Bleacher Report will be bringing sports fans the most interesting and engaging Cold Hard Fact of the day, presented by Coors Light. Source: ESPN Stats & Info, via Elias Read more NBA news on BleacherReport.com

Historic season may be within reach for Drummond

Wilt Chamberlain. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Andre Drummond? Three names rarely mentioned in the same NBA space.

Cold Hard Fact for Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Fact: Andre Drummond is the first player with 135 points and 135 rebounds through seven team games since Wilt Chamberlain in 1970-71. Bleacher Report will be bringing sports fans the most interesting and engaging Cold Hard Fact of the day, presented by Coors Light. Source: Elias Sports Bureau, h/t ESPN Stats & Info Read more NBA news on BleacherReport.com

Pistons' Drummond off to Historic Start Through 4 Games

Detroit Pistons center Andre Drummond has 81 points and 78 rebounds through the first four games of the 2015-16 season, making him the first player since Wilt Chamberlain and Dave Cowens in 1970 to record 75 or more points and 75 orShow More Summary

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar talks gift from Wilt Chamberlain, HBO documentary

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar opens up about his life in HBO's documentary, "Kareem: Minority of One," which makes its debut on Tuesday night. The hall-of-fame center reflects on his career, faith and family dating back to his days the young, shy and awkwardly tall Lew Alcindor, through to his time with...

Did LeBron James Really Make the Right Decision Leaving the Miami Heat?

For many of the NBA's all-time greats, two words come up constantly when discussing their respective legacies: what if? What if Michael Jordan hadn't tried his hand at baseball? What if Wilt Chamberlain, Jerry West and Oscar Robertson...Show More Summary

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