Photo: AntDUHHIn a game championed by icons, Wilt Chamberlain’s impact remains one of the NBA’s most unique, fascinating and encompassing. 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 […]
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No NBA player has ever graced the imagery of U.S. postage. But that all changes this December, when Wilt “The Stilt” Chamberlain...
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...
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...
A photo of Wilt Chamberlain and Andre the Giant dwarfing Arnold Schwarzenegger while filming a Conan movie.
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...
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 AP on Fox
December 30, 2013