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Wilt Chamberlain

Basketball

Local, Philadelphia Warriors, Philadelphia 76ers

Area native born in Philadelphia and attended Overbrook High graduating in 1955

One of the greatest, if not the greatest, player in the history of the NBA

Known as “The Big Dipper” because he always had to dip his head before entering a room

Also nicknamed the “Wilt the Stilt” given his 7ft. 1in. frame

His career high school record at Overbrook was an astonishing 56-3 over three seasons

Led the Overbrook Panthers to 3 consecutive Philadelphia Public League titles (1953-55)

2 time Philadelphia City Champion with the Panthers (1954, 1955)

Set the single season city high school record by scoring 566 points and averaging 47.2 PPG (1955)

Broke Tom Gola’s city high school scoring record by scoring 2252 points and averaging 37.4 PPG

Played C for the Kansas University Jayhawks (1955-58)

Career stats at Kansas: 29.8 PPG, 18.9 RPG, 47.0 FG%

Broke the all time collegiate record with 52 points and 31 rebounds in his first varsity game (12/3/56)

2 time consensus 1st Team All-American (1957, 1958)

Named AP College Basketball Player of the Year (1957)

Led the Jayhawks to the Final Four (1957)

Named Most Outstanding Player of the NCAA Division I Basketball Tournament (1957)

3 time Big 8 High Jump Champion

Left Kansas prior to his senior year and played for the Harlem Globetrotters (1958-59)

Selected as a territorial selection by the Philadelphia Warriors in the NBA Draft (1959)

Played 14 seasons at C in the NBA

  • Philadelphia Warriors (1959-62)
  • San Francisco Warriors (1962-65)
  • Philadelphia 76ers (1965-68)
  • Los Angeles Lakers (1968-73)

Career stats: 30.1 PPG, 22.9 RPG, 4.4 APG, .540 FG%, .511 FT%

13 time NBA All-Star selection (1960-73)

Named All-Star Game MVP (1960)

9 times finished in the NBA Top 10 in Points

7 times led the NBA in Points (1959-66)

9 times finished in the NBA Top 10 in Points Per Game

7 times led the NBA in Points Per Game (1959-66)

9 times finished in the NBA Top 10 in Field Goals

7 times led the NBA in Field Goals (1959-66)

13 times finished in the NBA Top 10 in Field Goal %

9 times led the NBA in Field Goal % (1960-61, 1962-63, 1964-69, 1971-73)

8 times finished in the NBA Top 10 in Free Throws

1 time led the NBA in Free Throws (1961-62)

4 times finished in the NBA Top 10 in Assists

1 time led the NBA in Assists (1967-68)

4 times finished in the NBA Top 10 in Assists Per Game

13 times finished in the NBA Top 10 in Rebounds

11 times led the NBA in Rebounds (1959-63, 1965-73)

13 times finished in the NBA Top 10 in Rebounds Per Game

11 times led the NBA in Rebounds Per Game (1959-63, 1965-73)

6 times led the Warriors in Total Points (1959-65))

6 times led the Warriors in Points Per Game (1959-65)

6 times led the Warriors in Field Goals (1959-65)

5 times led the Warriors in Field Goal % (1959-62, 1963-65)

4 times led the Warriors in Free Throws (1959-60, 1961-64)

5 times led the Warriors in Rebounds (1959-64)

6 times led the Warriors in Rebounds Per Game (1959-65)

3 times led the 76ers in Total Points (1965-68)

4 times led the 76ers in Points Per Game (1964-68)

3 times led the 76ers in Field Goals (1965-68)

4 times led the 76ers in Field Goal % (1965-68)

2 times led the 76ers in Free Throws (1965-67)

3 times led the 76ers in Assists (1965-68)

3 times led the 76ers in Assists Per Game (1965-68)

3 times led the 76ers in Rebounds (1965-68)

4 times led the 76ers in Rebounds Per Game (1964-68)

1 time led the Lakers in Field Goals (1970-71)

4 times led the Lakers in Field Goal % (1968-69, 1970-73)

4 times led the Lakers in Rebounds (1968-69, 1970-73)

4 times led the Lakers in Rebounds Per Game (1968-69, 1970-73)

Holds Warriors single game record for Points with 100 (3/2/62)

Holds Warriors single game record for Field Goals with 36 (3/2/62)

Holds Warriors single game record for Consecutive Field Goals Made with 19 (11/27/63)

Holds Warriors single game record for Free Throws with 28 (3/2/62)

Holds Warriors single game record for Rebounds with 55 (11/24/60)

Holds Warriors single playoff game record for Points with 56 (3/22/62)

Holds Warriors single playoff game record for Field Goals with 24 (3/14/60)

Holds Warriors single playoff game record for Rebounds with 38 (4/24/64)

Holds Warriors single season record for Total Points with 4029 (1961-62)

Holds Warriors single season record for Points Per Game with 50.4 (1961-62)

Holds Warriors single season record for Field Goals with 1597 (1961-62)

Holds Warriors single season record for Rebounds with 2149 (1960-61)

Holds Warriors single season record for Rebounds Per Game with 27.2 (1960-61)

Current Rank on the Warriors Career leaders

  • 1st in PTS [17783]
  • 1st in PPG [41.5]
  • 1st in FG [7216]
  • 4th in FT [3351]
  • 2nd in REB [10768]
  • 2nd in Playoff PTS [1246]
  • 1st in Playoff PPG [34.6]
  • 2nd in Playoff FG [507]
  • 9th in Playoff FG% [.499]
  • 3rd in Playoff FT [232]
  • 1st in Playoff REB [922]

Holds 76ers single game record for Points with 68 (12/16/67)

Holds 76ers single game record for Field Goals with 30 (12/16/67)

Holds 76ers single game record for Consecutive Field Goals Made with 18 (2/24/67)

Shares 76ers single game record for Assists with 21 (2/2/68)

Holds 76ers single game record for Rebounds with 43 (3/6/65)

Holds 76ers single playoff game record for Rebounds with 41 (4/5/67)

Holds 76ers single playoff game record for Assists with 19 (3/24/67)

Holds 76ers single season record for Total Points with 2649 (1965-66)

Holds 76ers single season record for Points Per Game with 33.5 (1965-66)

Holds 76ers single season record for Field Goals with 1074 (1965-66)

Holds 76ers single season record for Field Goal % with .683 (1966-67)

Holds 76ers single season record for Rebounds with 1957 (1966-67)

Holds 76ers single season record for Rebounds Per Game with 24.6 (1965-66)

Current Rank on the 76ers Career leaders

  • 2nd in PPG [27.6]
  • 1st in FG % [.583]
  • 3rd in APG [6.8]
  • 5th in REB [6632]
  • 1st in RPG [23.9]
  • 10th in Playoff PTS [1096]
  • 2nd in Playoff PPG [24.9]
  • 9th in Playoff FG [435]
  • 7th in Playoff AST [283]
  • 1st in Playoff REB [1208]

Holds Lakers single game record for FG with 29 (2/9/69)

Holds Lakers single game record for FG% with 1.000 (3/11/69)

Holds Lakers single game record for Rebounds with 42 (3/7/69)

Holds Lakers single playoff game record for FG% with 1.000 (4/17/69)

Holds Lakers single playoff game record for Rebounds with 33 (4/4/71)

Holds Lakers single season record for Field Goal % with .727 (1972-73)

Holds Lakers single season record for Rebounds with 1712 (1968-69)

Holds Lakers single season record for Rebounds Per Game with 21.1 (1968-69)

Member of the Lakers team that went an NBA record 33 games without a defeat (1971-72)

Current Rank on the Lakers Career leaders

  • 1st in FG % [.605]
  • 4th in REB [6524]
  • 1st in RPG [19.2]
  • 1st in Playoff Rebounds [1783]

2 time 1st Team All-NBA Defense selection (1971-73)

7 time 1st Team All-NBA selection (1959-62, 1963-64, 1965-68)

3 time 2nd Team All-NBA selection (1962-63, 1964-65, 1971-72)

John Wanamaker Award recipient as Philadelphia Athlete of the Year (1967)

Selected as NBA Rookie of the Year (1959-60)

Named NBA Finals MVP (1972)

4 time NBA MVP (1959-60, 1965-66, 1966-67, 1967-68)

Holds NBA single game record for Points with 100 (3/2/62)

Holds NBA single game record for Field Goals with 36 (3/2/62)

Holds NBA single game record for Free Throws with 28 (3/2/62)

Holds NBA single game record for Rebounds with 55 (11/24/60)

Holds NBA record for most consecutive games scoring 50+ points with 7 (12/16/61-12/29/61)

Holds NBA record for most consecutive games scoring 40+ points with 14 (12/8/61-12/30/61) (1/11/62-2/1/62)

Holds NBA record for most consecutive games scoring 30+ points with 65 (11/4/61-2/22/62)

Holds NBA record for most consecutive games scoring 20+ points with 126 (10/19/61-1/19/63)

Holds NBA record for most games scoring 50+ points with 118

Holds NBA single playoff game record for Field Goals with 24 (3/14/60)

Holds NBA single season record for Total Points with 4029 (1961-62)

Holds NBA single season record for Points Per Game with 50.4 (1961-62)

Holds NBA single season record for Field Goals with 1597 (1961-62)

Holds NBA single season record for Field Goal % with .727 (1972-73)

Holds NBA single season record for Rebounds with 2149 (1960-61)

Holds NBA single season record for Rebounds Per Game with 27.2 (1960-61)

Current rank on the NBA career leaders list

  • 4th in PTS [31419]
  • 2nd in PPG [30.1]
  • 3rd in FG [12,681]
  • 21st in FG% [.540]
  • 12th in FT [6057]
  • 1st in REB [23,924]
  • 1st in RPG [22.9]

1 time NBA Western Division Champion with the Warriors (1964)

1 time NBA Eastern Division Champion with the 76ers (1967)

2 time NBA Western Division Champion with the Lakers (1969, 1970)

2 time NBA Western Conference Champion with the Lakers (1972, 1973)

Member of the NBA Champion Philadelphia 76ers (1967)

Member of the NBA Champion Los Angeles Lakers (1972)

Head Coach of the San Diego Conquistadors of the ABA (1973-74)

Ranked 10th by ESPN in a poll of the greatest college basketball players (2008)

His #13 was retired by the Harlem Globetrotters (3/9/00)

His #13 jersey was retired by Kansas University (1/17/98)

His #13 was retired by the Lakers (11/9/83)

His #13 was retired by the 76ers (3/18/91)

His #13 was retired by the Warriors (12/29/99)

Named to the NBA 35th Anniversary All-Time Team (1980)

Named to the NBA 50th Anniversary All-Time Team (1996)

Inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame (1978)

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