Found March 02, 2012 on Buzz On Broad:
The Philadelphia 76ers will celebrate the outstanding achievements of the late Wilt Chamberlain on the 50th anniversary of his historic 100-point game when they host the Golden State Warriors for a nationally-televised game tonight at the Wells Fargo Center at 8:00 p.m. (ESPN/CSN; 94 WIP). All fans in attendance at tonight’s game will receive a specially mounted 2”x 2” piece of the actual court on which Wilt Chamberlain scored his NBA-record 100 points [PHOTO ATTACHED – credit Jesse D. Garrabrant, NBA Photo]. The Sixers acquired the court from Hershey Entertainment and Sports on February 13, 2012 [RELEASE LINK].
  [Via Sixers PR]

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