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Wilt Chamberlain was much, much taller than his 4th grade classmates (photo)

NBA legend Wilt Chamberlain, the man who once scored 100 points in a single game (and boasted of bedding 20,000 women, but that’s another story altogether), was well on his way to basketball greatness — or at least the tallness aspect of it — all the way back when he was in the 4th grade. […]The post Wilt Chamberlain was much, much taller than his 4th grade classmates (photo...
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August 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Can you pick out Wilt Chamberlain?

Wilt Chamberlain is best known for the number 100, but on Tuesday he would have turned 77 years old. In honor of his birthday, Sports Illustrated's Andy Gray dug this picture out of the vault and posted it on Twitter. He poses a very serious question: Wilt Chamberlain would've turned 77 today. Here he is in fourth grade. Can you spot him? --...
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August 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Wilt Chamberlain was tall in elementary school

Tweet Think you can pick out which kid in the above picture grew up to be NBA legend Wilt Chamberlain? I’ll give you a hint, he’s the one who is a full head and shoulders taller than anyone else in his class. Here’s a closer look: That picture is from Wilt’s fourth grade class at […]
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August 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Wilt Chamberlain Had Some Ridiculous Hops

The below video made its way out of obscurity and around the Internet recently, and we are thankful it has been unearthed. The footage shows off Wilt Chamberlain’s insane jumping ability and blocking numerous shots a few feet above the rim. Don’t be fooled when you go back to look up the amount of blocks Wilt averaged during his career, because the answer is a little deceiving...
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March 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Quentin Tarantino says his mom dated Wilt Chamberlain

World famous writer and director Quentin Tarantino appeared on NPR’s “Fresh Air” earlier this week to discuss the opening of his new movie, “Django Unchained.” The film, which stars Jamie Foxx and Leonardo DiCaprio, follows the journey of a slave-turned-bounty hunter who is out to rescue his wife from a Mississippi planation owner. In talking about the movie, Tarantino...
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January 05, 2013  |  30 Comments

Wilt Chamberlain slept with Quentin Tarantino’s mom

File this under the “I wasn’t quite expecting this to be said in an interview,” category. Quentin Tarantino’s mother was one of 20,000 lucky ladies to have spent some time with NBA legend, Wilt Chamberlain. This according to her Tarantino himself, who spoke about on NPR’s Terry Gross about a wide variety of topics. Here is a transcript of that portion of the interview,...
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January 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Wilt Chamberlain VolksWagen Commercial 1966

Imagine if former NBA superstar Wilt Chamberlain had existed in the era of Twitter, YouTube and the 24 hour news cycle. Despite the relative "radio silence" of the era in which Wilt existed, he was an absolute mega-super-uberstar of his day. He was a dominant wonder on the basketball court, was in demand for movie parts, claimed to have unprecedednted success in the...
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June 11, 2012  |  Discuss

Video: Radio broadcast of Wilt's 100th point

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. Chamberlain's 1961-62 season is as incredible as that single night in Hersey. That season, Chamberlain...
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March 02, 2012  |  Discuss

100 facts about Wilt's 100-point game

50 years ago this Friday, on a dreary evening in Hershey, Pennsylvania, Wilt Chamberlain of the Philadelphia Warriors scored 100 points in a 169-147 win over the New York Knicks. Wilt’s century mark broke the NBA single-game scoring record—a record Chamberlain already held—and set a mark that no one in five decades has come close to matching. In honor of the golden anniversary...
Via Midwest Sports Fans
February 29, 2012  |  Discuss

76ers buy piece of basketball history

On March 2, 1962, Wilt Chamberlain scored 100 points on the hardwood of Hershey Sports Arena. The Philadelphia 76ers are now the proud owners of the 6,000 square-foot floor where history was made.

Via Los That Sports Blog
February 16, 2012  |  Discuss
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