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Gregg Popovich doesn't think shootarounds are necessary

The unorthodox methods utilized by the San Antonio Spurs and spearheaded by Gregg Popovich frequently fly in the face of NBA convention. And it’s impossible to argue with the fact the Spurs have enjoyed remarkable, long-lasting success because of the organization steadfastly deciding to go its own way. Popovich frequently and stubbornly scoffs at the traditional concepts regarding...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
March 16, 2016  |  Discuss

1 point shy of Wilt Chamberlain, Paul George keeps it 100 at All-Star

Paul George was a hangnail away from All-Star greatness. Too bad his jumper is too wet to have dry skin.George’s 41 points during Sunday night’s All-Star performance, part of a 196-173 loss for the Eastern Conference, almost reached far enough to touch Wilt Chamberlain’s All-Star record of 42. His nine three-pointers made were a record on their own. The 173 points scored by...
Via Fox Sports
February 15, 2016  |  Discuss

How high is Andre Drummond's ceiling?

Just before the season began, I anticipated that Andre Drummond’s rebounding numbers would exponentially increase in the absence of Greg Monroe. I set the over/under for his rebound per game at 16. Two weeks into the new season, and it’s obvious that I didn’t set that number high enough. Drummond, who’s still only 22 years old, is averaging 20.3 rebounds per game this season...
Via isportsweb.com
November 09, 2015  |  Discuss

The ghost of Wilt Chamberlain still exists

Philadelphia Daily News copy editor Mark Perner still gets a kick out of the 76ers final regular-season game in 1968. The 61-20 Sixers played a rather meaningless game versus the Baltimore Bullets. On a squad with names like Wali Jones, Billy Cunningham and Hal Greer, Wilt Chamberlain held rank as the team’s most important lifeline and arguably the league’s most recognizable...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
October 08, 2014  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar passed Wilt Chamberlain to become all-time scoring leader 30 years ago today

What a legendary moment this was. 30 years ago today, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar became the NBA’s all-time leading scorer. In 34 minutes of play, Abdul-Jabbar scored 22 points on 10-for-14 shooting, though two of his points were extremely special as he passed former Laker Wilt Chamberlain to become the NBA’s all-time leader in points scored. And, of course, The Captain did it in style...
Via Lakerholicz.com
April 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Wilt Chamberlain to be featured on postage stamp

And so, Wilt Chamberlain’s legacy continues. The man who once scored 100 points in one game obviously had a storied career that included winning two NBA championships and once averaging over 50 points per game for a whole season. That’s why it’s not surprising to hear that the U.S. Postal Service has decided print the former Laker’s face on postage stamps. According to The...
Via Lakerholicz.com
February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Anthony Bennett’s 19-point game gets the Wilt Chamberlain treatment

Anthony Bennett was a reach as a No. 1 overall pick and is looking like he may go down as one of the worst No. 1 picks of all time. But at least he’s shown some signs of positive life for the Cavs in the last few games. On Tuesday, Bennett scored a career-high 19 […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Photo: Wilt Chamberlain and Andre the Giant dwarf Arnold Schwarzenegger

A photo of Wilt Chamberlain and Andre the Giant dwarfing Arnold Schwarzenegger while filming a Conan movie.
Via Gamedayr
January 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Wilt Chamberlain thought someone would poison his in-game soda

Over the years, I’ve heard some pretty crazy stories about legendary center Wilt Chamberlain but this one that came courtesy of University of Memphis head coach Josh Pastner is an epic one. Recently, Pastner was in the Philadelphia-area to take face Temple University and one story that caught the eye of The 700 Level’s Nick Menta was this story about Pastner’s father (who used...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
January 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Former NBA, Cincinnati player Connie Dierking dies

Connie Dierking, a longtime NBA player who was part of the trade that brought Wilt Chamberlain to Philadelphia, has died. He was 77. His death was announced Monday by Cincinnati's WKRC-TV, where daughter Cammy Dierking is a news anchor. It was confirmed by the University of Cincinnati, where he starred in the 1950s. WKRC reported that Dierking fell in November. No other details...
Via Associated Press
December 30, 2013  |  Discuss
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