Wilt: Just Like Any Other 7 Foot Black Millionaire Who Lives Next Door by Wilt ChamberlainYou have to take this book with a grain of salt and realize the current state of culture in America during the time it was written. Wilt was arguably one of the greatest athletes of all time, and hes confidently aware of it within his co-written autobiography. His stories of adolescence, college selection, and facing discrimination drew me in to the book in a way that I have never experienced. It does become a bit exhausting to read his referenced games and stats as he lays them out, but if you can see past that, there are some incredible lessons and shared points of view that added so much depth to my respect for Wilt not only as a player, but as an individual.
More than 7 feet 2. During his —62 season he became the first player to score more than 4, points in a National Basketball Association NBA season, with 4,, averaging As a teenager, Chamberlain was sought after by more than colleges and universities after his play at Overbrook High School in Philadelphia. He played two years —58 at the University of Kansas , after which he joined the Harlem Globetrotters for a year — He went to the NBA in , playing with the Philadelphia Warriors —65; the team moved and became the San Francisco Warriors in , going back to Philadelphia to play for the 76ers —68 , and finishing his career with the Los Angeles Lakers —
Chamberlain holds numerous NBA records in scoring , rebounding , and durability categories. - I n a year professional career studded with superla-tives, Wilt Chamberlain established the centrality of court dominance in basketball, and thus changed the game forever.
Wilt Chamberlain born is considered one of the world's all-time greatest professional basketball players. Wilt Chamberlain was born in Philadelphia and was one of nine children. His father lived in a racially-mixed middle class neighborhood, and Chamberlain had a relatively pleasant childhood. At Shoemaker Junior High School, Wilt began to play on the basketball team, and he also played on the playgrounds against older players who taught him a lot about the game. He later said, "I still think you could pick up a team from the street corners of Philly that would give most colleges a real hard time.
Wilt Chamberlain was born on August 21, , in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He achieved an average of Chamberlain was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in He died in Bel-Air, California, in Chamberlain was regarded as one of the greatest basketball players of all time as the first NBA player to score more than 30, points during his professional career. Chamberlain was a standout player at Overbrook High School in Philadelphia.
Few individual athletes have ever excelled at a sport as spectacularly as Wilt Chamberlain, the 7' 1" center who dominated professional basketball for more than 14 seasons beginning in Chamberlain, or "Wilt the Stilt" as he was often known, is enshrined in record books and memories for a legendary performance in which he scored points in a single game, a record no other player has come close to matching. Chamberlain set records and led the National Basketball Association NBA in many statistical categories during all phases of his long career. Toward the end of his playing days, responding to criticism that his individual scoring exploits came at the expense of his team's performance, he demonstrated his all-around skills by beginning to win awards for defensive play and to notch impressive numbers of assists—passes that enabled another player to score. His father was a custodian and handyman, and his mother a housecleaner and laundress; both were of normal height. Chamberlain grew rapidly during his teenage years and began to play basketball seriously during junior high school.