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Today is the 50th anniversary of Wilt Chamberlain’s 100- point game against the Knicks in Hershey, Pennsylvania.
Gary Pomerantz of Stanford University wrote a book in 2005 called “Wilt 1962: The Night of 100 Points and the Dawn of a New Era.” Today, he joins me to remember the unique event in sports history.
The NBA was a far different league on that Friday night in 1962. Only 4,124 showed up to see Chamberlain, then a member of the Philadelphia Warriors. Hear Pomerantz discuss the game in great detail, how it changed the league, and provide an interesting take on Wilt that you may not have heard before.
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50 years ago today, Wilt Chamberlain accomplished the greatest individual feat in NBA history, scoring 100 points in a 169-147 victory for the Philadelphia Warriors over the New York Knicks in Hershey, PA. Chamberlain was 36-63 from the field and 28-32 at the free throw line.
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Wilt did the unthinkable 50 years ago today. While playing for the Warriors he scored 100 points during a win over the New York Knicks. In todays league I don’t think this will happen anytime soon, but never say never. Pictured above is a rare 1992-1993 card from the Upper Deck Basketball Heroes set dedicated to Wilt and his outrageous accomplishments. Happy 100pt day…
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PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The Big Dipper was larger than life. His size, his statistics, even his voracious appetite for running up big numbers off the court.Wilt Chamberlain didn't just tower over his peers, he left records that endured for decades.And for 50 years, one mighty number has stood as the ...
Friday, March 2 marks the 50th anniversary of Wilt Chamberlain’s 100 point game. In honor of this historical moment, NBA TV will be premiering Wilt, 100, a documentary narrated by Bill Russell and featuring interviews with fans in attendance, Philadelphia Warriors employees and former NBA players who shared the court with Wilt.
From our friends at NBA TV:
On the 50th anniversary...
Wilt Chamberlain: Human and Superhuman
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by Peter Walsh / @goinginsquad
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Friday marks the 50th anniversary of basketball great Wilt Chamberlain scoring 100 points in a single game. It is still an NBA record, and to honor Wilt the Stilt, here are some single-game records in Boston sports history that may never be broken. Roger Clemens struck out 20 Mariners on a cold April night in 1986, setting a new single-game record for both the Rred Sox and MLB. Then...
Friday March 2 marks the 50-year anniversary of Wilt Chamberlain’s 100-point game. We already presented the comments of Kobe Bryant, who is second on the list for most points scored in a single NBA game with 81, that someone else will break the century mark for points in a game.
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We are fresh off the anniversary of Wilt Chamberlain's 100 point game, and the big question is... "who could break his record?" We're not going to get into that discussion.
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My DVR is set. I have never been so excited to watch a documentary on a member of the Los Angeles Lakers. Well… technically, Wilt Chamberlain was still playing in Philadelphia when he notched an astounding 100 points in Hershey PA. Not much is seen of this game as it was back in the days [...]