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Wilt Chamberlain was satisfied the game was no longer in doubt. He was ready to take a seat on the bench.
Good thing his coach didn't listen -- or at least act like he didn't hear Chamberlain's request.
As we approach the 50-year anniversary of Chamberlain scoring 100 points in a game (scoring 100 points in a game -- even Jeremy Lin hasn't done that!) it has come to light the big fellow had no interest in hitting the century mark that night in Hershey, Pa.
"He wanted to come out of the game after he had scored like 75 points. The game was already won,'' Chamberlain's sister, Barbara Lewis, told The Daily. "He thought he was embarrassing the other team.''
For the record: Chamberlain's Philadelphia Warriors routed the New York Knicks, 169-147, on March 2, 1962.
For the record books: Chamberlain scored 100 points.
Chamberlain didn't tell his sister about his request until after he had retired from the NBA in 1973. But teammate...
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