Wilt Chamberlain biography

Wilt Chamberlain

Center, Basketball Player

1936 – 1999

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Who was Wilt Chamberlain?

Wilton Norman "Wilt" Chamberlain was an American basketball player. He played for the Philadelphia/San Francisco Warriors, the Philadelphia 76ers and the Los Angeles Lakers of the NBA; he played for the University of Kansas and also for the Harlem Globetrotters before playing in the NBA. The 7-foot 1-inch Chamberlain weighed 250 pounds as a rookie before bulking up to 275 and eventually to over 300 pounds with the Lakers. He played the center position and is widely considered one of the greatest and most dominant players in NBA history.

Chamberlain holds numerous NBA all-time records in scoring, rebounding and durability categories. He is the only player to score 100 points in a single NBA game or average more than 40 and 50 points in a season. He also won seven scoring, nine field goal percentage, and eleven rebounding titles, and once even led the league in assists. Chamberlain is the only player in NBA history to average at least 30 points and 20 rebounds per game in a season, a feat he accomplished nine times. He is also the only player to average at least 30 points and 20 rebounds per game over the entire course of his NBA career.

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Born
Aug 21, 1936
Philadelphia
Also known as
  • Wilton Norman Chamberlain
  • The Big Dipper
  • Wilton Norman "Wilt" Chamberlain
  • Wilt the Stilt
  • Dippy
  • Dip
Parents
Siblings
Ethnicity
  • African American
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • University of Kansas
  • Overbrook High School
Lived in
  • Philadelphia
Died
Oct 12, 1999
Bel-Air

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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