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  Wilt Chamberlain - MSN Encarta
Chamberlain won only two NBA championships (in 1967 with the 76ers and 1972 with the Lakers), but he set numerous league records, including the most games with 50 or more points (118); the most seasons leading the league in field-goal percentage (9); the most free throws attempted (11,862); and the most rebounds (23,924).
Wilton Norman Chamberlain was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the eighth of William and Olivia Chamberlain’s 11 children.
Chamberlain scored 31 points in the final period alone to total what is by far the highest single-game scoring output in NBA history.
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  Wilt Chamberlain - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Chamberlain was the centerpiece of the formidable 1967 Sixers team that included future Hall of Famers Greer and Billy Cunningham, as well as noted players Chet Walker and Luke Jackson.
Chamberlain also holds the top five marks in minutes played in a season and the top seven marks in minutes-per-game in a season, including 3882 out of a possible 3890 minutes in his superlative 1961-62 season, an average of more than 48 minutes per game.
Libertarian philosopher Robert Nozick created the "Wilt Chamberlain example," that Chamberlain was entitled to higher compensation because of his superior ability [on the court], in order to demonstrate that non-entitlement theories of justice were inherently unjust.
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 CNN/SI - NBA Basketball - Ex-NBA great Chamberlain dead at 63 - Thursday October 14, 1999 07:02 PM
Chamberlain was hospitalized with an irregular heartbeat in 1992, and his agent, Sy Goldberg, said the Hall of Famer was on medication.
Chamberlain, who began his professional career with the Harlem Globetrotters in 1958, was one of only two men to win the MVP and rookie of the year awards in the same season (1959-60).
Chamberlain is survived by sisters Barbara Lewis, Margaret Lane, Selina Gross and Yvonne Chamberlain, and brothers Wilbert and Oliver Chamberlain.
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 Wilt - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Wilting is the loss of rigidity of non-woody plants, usually in the leaves.
Wilt is a 1976 novel by Tom Sharpe.
Wilt is a 1989 movie adaptation of Sharpe's novel.
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 WILT CHAMBERLAIN, PENNSYLVANIA BIOGRAPHIES
"Wilt the Stilt" was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on August 21, 1936.
Chamberlain was so overpowering that supposedly some rules were added to try and limit his control of the game.
Chamberlain was the first player to score over 3,000 points in one season, and one year he averaged over 50 points a game.
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 African American Registry: Wilt Chamberlain was a basketball icon...
Chamberlain played for the NBA's Philadelphia Warriors, the Golden State Warriors, the Philadelphia 76ers and the Los Angeles Lakers.
Chamberlain won championships with the 76ers in 1967 and the Lakers in 1972.
Chamberlain was elected to the Naismith Hall of Fame in 1978.
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 Philly76ers: Tribute to Wilt Chamberlain   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
After a year with the Globetrotters, Chamberlain took his talents to the NBA where he was selected first overall as a territorial pick by the Philadelphia Warriors, in 1959.
Chamberlain would lead the league in both scoring (37.6 ppg) and rebounding (27.0 rpg.), and would garner both Rookie of Year and League MVP honors --, a feat which has never since been duplicated by a rookie in the NBA.
Chamberlain is often acknowledged as the greatest player to ever play the game, by those of his generation.
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 Wilt Chamberlain Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Wilt Chamberlain is considered one of the world's all-time greatest professional basketball players.
Wilt Chamberlain was born August 21, 1936, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, one of nine children raised by William and Olivia Chamberlain.
Chamberlain had been treated for an irregular heartbeat in 1992 and was on medication to treat the condition.
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 A A World . Reference Room . Articles . Wilt Chamberlain | PBS
Chamberlain had a long-standing (but good-natured) rivalry with Boston Celtic Bill Russell, and many credit the increase in the popularity of professional basketball to the excitement generated around games featuring these two players.
Chamberlain's career average of 30.1 points was an NBA record until broken by Michael Jordan; the rest are NBA records that still stand.
Chamberlain was elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame in 1978.
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 Wilt Chamberlain vs Shaquille O   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Wilt was a foot and half taller than the rest of the competition.
Late in the games if Wilt's team was trailing, the shooters would intentionally miss shot because they new nobody could out-rebound him.
Wilt averaged 27 rebounds his first 2 seasons in the league.
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 Wilt Chamberlain
Wilt Chamberlain Nicknames: "Wilt the Stilt" and "The Big Dipper" Born: 8/21/36 Died: 10/12/99 College: Kansas Drafted by: Philadelphia Warriors, 1959 NBA: 1959-1973 (14 years) Volleyballer: 1969-1999 Height: 7-1 Weight: 275 lbs.
Chamberlain led the Philadelphia 76ers to the NBA championship in 1967 and in 1972 with the Los Angeles Lakers.
Chamberlain's titanic head-to-head duels with legendary Boston Celtics center Bill Russell is considered one of the greatest rivalries in sports history.
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 Wilt Chamberlain
Wilt Chamberlain Nicknames: "Wilt the Stilt" and "The Big Dipper" Born: 8/21/36 Died: 10/12/99 College: Kansas Drafted by: Philadelphia Warriors, 1959 NBA: 1959-1973 (14 years) Volleyballer: 1969-1999 Height: 7-1 Weight: 275 lbs.
Chamberlain led the Philadelphia 76ers to the NBA championship in 1967 and in 1972 with the Los Angeles Lakers.
Chamberlain remains the only NBA player to average over 50 points per game for an entire season, which he accomplished in 1961-62 when he scored 50.4 a game.
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 Commentary on Wilt Chamberlain   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Wilt was a big man who could run, jump, pass, rebound, and score more points than the other team.
Soon, the NBA and Wilt Chamberlain were on network TV, and the league was expanding to big cities coast-to-coast.
Wilt politely excused himself, crossed the street in about 3 steps, and got behind the wheel of a gold Rolls Royce convertible.
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 Wilt battled
Wilt Chamberlain got all over my case when I said Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was the greatest center of all time because Kareem was multi-dimensional and excelled in every area for a center.
Chamberlain averaged 20.7 points in 1970-71 and 14.8 in 1971-72, a season that proved to be one of the most rewarding in his career.
Wilt played two years for the University of Kansas (freshmen were ineligible at the time), where he earned All-American honors twice and led the Jayhawks to the 1957 championship game (which they lost to North Carolina 54-53 in three overtimes).
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 Wilt Chamberlain profile bio - InsideHoops.com
Chamberlain was the only player in NBA history to be taken as a "territorial" draft pick due to roots established prior to college.
Chamberlain hit 36 of 63 shots, and 28 of 32 free throws, amazing considering how bad he usually was from the charity stripe (50.6% from the line at that point in the season).
Wilt was so unstoppable that tons of NBA rule changes taking place during his reign were blatantly related to stopping him, including the creation of the offensive goaltending call, widening the lane, revised rules on inbounding, etc.
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 CNN/SI - NBA Basketball - Wilt Chamberlain - Center of Attention - Saturday October 30, 1999 02:35 PM
Wilt Chamberlain, the 7-foot-1 center who set NBA records that may never be broken and whose dominance of the game forced the league to change some of its rules, died at his Bel-Air home Oct. 12, 1999.
Chamberlain, who began his professional career with the Harlem Globetrotters in 1958, starred in the NBA from 1959 through 1973, playing for the Philadelphia (later the San Francisco) Warriors, the Philadelphia 76ers and the Los Angeles Lakers.
Chamberlain was such a force that the NBA changed a few of its rules in direct response to his game.
sportsillustrated.cnn.com /basketball/nba/news/1999/10/15/wilt_chamberlain   (471 words)

  
 Wilt Chamberlain
Chamberlain, who stayed active after his career as a long-distance runner, was hospitalized with an irregular heart beat in 1992.
Chamberlain, who began his professional career with the Harlem Globetrotters in 1958, was one of only two men to win the MVP and rookie of the year awards in the same season (1959-60).
Wilton Norman Chamberlain was born on Aug. 21, 1936, in Philadelphia.
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 Shaquille O'Neal vs. Wilt Chamberlain: both are the premier centers of their eras, but when they face off against each ...
Chamberlain could dunk elbow-to-elbow with anyone, but he also developed a nice touch in the paint particularly with his "big dipper" finger roll.
Chamberlain had outstanding mobility for a big man, and he was fast.
Wilt's shot-blocking ability made it extremely difficult to score on him when he was roaming the paint.
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 Chamberlain was a presence, even as an author
 Chamberlain, the NBA Hall of Fame center who died earlier this week of heart failure at age 63, raised a ruckus with his autobiographies.
Wilt would call me up in the middle of the night to have philosophical discussions.
 Chamberlain also was a sports-crazed fan who showed up at all sorts of events, from basketball to volleyball to track and tennis and more.
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 Wilt Chamberlain -- The Man and his Legacy
Thus, Wilt missed only eight minutes in the entire season, and the eight minutes he missed occurred when he was ejected on three technical fouls on Jan. 6, 1962.
Wilt averaged 48.5 minutes per game in 1961-62 -- and a regulation game is only 48 minutes.
That not only does Chamberlain hold the NBA record for most points in a game -- 100 vs. the New York Knicks on March 2, 1962 -- he also is the only center in NBA history to lead the league in assists.
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 Lakersweb.com: All-Time Great - Wilt Chamberlain
An offensive force second to none, Chamberlain is one of only two players who have scored more than 30,000 points in an NBA career (the other is fellow Hall of Famer and Laker Kareem Abdul-Jabbar).
Chamberlain became the first player in NBA history to be named MVP and Rookie of the Year in the same season, and along the way set eight NBA season records.
The multi-talented Chamberlain led the league in scoring seven consecutive years (1959-65), rebounding 11 times, and in 1968 led the league in assists (8.6 apg).
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 NBA.com: Wilt Chamberlain Bio
Chamberlain was one of the few players of his day who had the sheer strength to block a dunk.
Chamberlain was so "on" that he even made 28 of 32 free throws, despite having, up to that point in the season, just a paltry.506 percentage from the stripe.
In 1962, Chamberlain moved with the franchise to San Francisco, and he led the league in scoring in both 1962-63 and 1963-64.
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 Astrology Software for Research - Wilt Chamberlain - astrology chart
Chamberlain so dominated basketball that the league changed some of its rules, such as widening the zone near the basket, to make it harder for him to score.
Hall of Fame coach Jack Ramsay said that "Wilt the Stilt" was probably the strongest individual force the league has known, the first superstar in the league.
Wilt began to play ball when he was in the 7th grade.
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