Wilt Chamberlain

Creating a legacy: Comparing Miami Heat, ’72 Lakers win streaks

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It’s about legacy. When you talk about the 1972 Lakers 33-game win streak you talk about a team that had been the best in the West for the better part of a decade but had no rings to show for it, and when they put it together that year they dominated the league for a [more]

Friday night video: Wilt Chamberlain was unlike any other

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Lots of talk the past couple weeks about Dwight Howard, his impact as a center on both ends of the floor and what he means to the Lakers. There is no doubt he is the best center in the game today. But no center could physically dominate his era like Wilt Chamberlain. And I mean [more]

What was more impressive: Chamberlain’s 100 point game or Kobe’s 81?

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Here is the statistic that most amazes me about Wilt Chamberlain’s 1962 season — he AVERAGED 50.4 points and 25.7 rebounds a game. Averaged. No player in the history of the league has been as physically superior to everyone around him as early Wilt. Notice I did not say his legendary 100-point game, which happened [more]

Kobe thinks someone will score 100 points in a game again

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Friday is the 50th anniversary of Wilt Chamberlain scoring 100 points in a game. A feat that is shrouded in legend and myth, but in actuality was a bit bogus as teammates fouled the opposing team at the end of a blowout game to stop the clock, send them to the line and get the [more]

Kobe youngest player to 28,000 points, not catching Kareem

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There’s irony that it came on one of the worst shooting nights of his career, but Kobe Bryant set a historic NBA scoring mark on Sunday night. With a fourth-quarter free throw Kobe became the youngest player in NBA history to reach 28,oo0 points. Kobe is 33 years, 131 days. Only five other players in [more]