THE ONE and ONLY…
Wilt’s Life Before Entering The NBA
Wilton Norman Chamber- Kuthcher’s Hotel over the
lain was born in Philadelphia, summer. Red Auerbach, the
Pennsylvania, into a family of Boston Celtics head coach,
INTERESTING 9 children. His mother was had Wilt Chamberlain play
FACTS…. Olivia Ruth Johnson. .His B.H. Born one on one.
WILT WAS GIVEN father was William Chamber- Chamberlain won 25-10. Wilt
MANY NICKNAMES lain. As a child, Wilt was frail. was wanted by over 200 uni-
WHILE IN THE Chamberlain missed a whole versities.
NBA. year of school because he was
Wilton decided to play for THIS IS THE LOGO AND MAS-
WILT IS FAST FOR nearly dying of Pneumonia.
HIS SIZE (7’1”) KU, Kansas University. He COT OF THE COLLEGE THAT
Growing up, Wilt was not WILT ATTENDED.
became a member of the
CHAMBERLAIN interested in the game of bas-
HOLDS MANY DIF- Kansas Jayhawks freshman
ketball. He thought it was “ A
FERENT RECORDS. team. Chamberlain was also a
game for sissies”. Wilt was excellent relationship with his
WILTON PLAYED member of the Kappa Alpha
FOR MANY DIFFER-
more interested in track and coach. When the Jayhawks
Fraternity. He was the presi-
ENT NBA TEAMS. field than basketball. head coach retired, Wilt was
dent of the pledge class. Wil-
unhappy because he disliked
HE LED MOST OF Chamberlain played bas- ton was 240 lbs., he had a
THE TEAMS HE the new head coach. The new
ketball at Overbrook High 9’6” reach and he had a wing-
WAS ON TO head coach was Dick Harp.
CHAMPIONSHIPS School. When Wilt started span of 7’2”. When the fresh-
Wilt broke 2 Kansas records
AND PLAYOFF AP- playing basketball for the man Jayhawks basketball
PEARANCES, IN- in his varsity debut. Cham-
school, he was good. In his team played the varsity team,
CLUDING HIGH berlain lead his team to the
SCHOOL AND 1953 season, Wilt averaged Wilt Chamberlain scored 42
COLLEGE. 31 PPG. He was a bellhop at points. Chamberlain had an
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PICTURES OF WILT
IN HIGH SCHOOL
AND EVERY TEAM
THAT HE PLAYED Chamberlain’s Unbeatable Records
Wilt got drafted by the San played for the San Francisco
Francisco Warriors, that was Warriors in 1959-’65. During
his rookie season. Wilt his time in the NBA, Cham-
Chamberlain also played for berlain broke many of rec-
the Harlem Globetrotters ords. Some of these records
(1958-’59), Philadelphia 76ers He may never be broken. Some
(1965-’68), Los Angeles Lak- of the records he holds are
ers (1968-’73), and the San most points per game in a
Diego Conquistadors (1973). season (50.4), most points in
a season (4,029), most points (58), fewest games to reach known for having some of the
scored in a game (100), most 20,000 points (499), fewest best career statistics by a single
points scored in a half (59), games to reach 25,000 points player…..
most 50 point games in a sea- (691), fewest games played to
son (45), most 40 point games reach 30,000 points, (941), most
in a season (63), most consecu- consecutive seasons leading the FG%- .540
tive seasons leading in points league in field goals made (7), FT%- .511
per game (7), most career regu- most field goals made in a sea- WILT AFTER HIS
lar season 60 point games (32), son (1,597), most field goals Rebounds– 23, 924
regular season 50 point games attempted in a season (3,159), RPG– 22.9 GAME, HE
(118), regular season 40 point most field goals made in a game HOLDS THE
Assists– 4,643 RECORD.
games (271), most points per (36), most field goals attempted
game by a rookie (37.6), most in a game (63). Points– 31,419
points by a rookie (2,707), most PPG– 30.1
Wilt Chamberlain was
points by a rookie in a game
Chamberlain’s Trademarks “Everyone roots for
David, Nobody pulls
Wilton Norman Chamberlain Wilt played a total of 14 NBA
was known for being a gentle seasons. He won 2 NBA titles. for Goliath”
giant. Wilt Chamberlain had Wilt won 4 regular-season MVP ― Wilt
many nicknames He only dis- awards, rookie of the year
liked one of the nicknames giv- award, one NBA Final MVP, Chamberlain
en to him. Chamberlain disliked selected for 13 All-Star games,
the nickname “ Wilt the Stilt”. selected for 10 All-NBA first
He preferred Dippy or Dip. and second teams, and he is in
Some of his other nicknames the basketball Hall of Fame.
are Goliath and the Big Dipper.
The End of Wilt Chamberlain
“They say that nobody
is perfect. Then they tell
Wilt Chamberlain retired being hospitalized, he lost a you practice makes per-
from the NBA in 1973. After total of 50 pounds. A week fect. I wish they'd make
his retirement, Wilton coached before Chamberlain died, he up their minds.”
the San Diego Conquistadors got dental surgery. Wilton Nor- ― Wilt Chamberlain
for one year. man Chamberlain died in Los
Angeles, California. Chamber-
Chamberlain had a history of
lain was 63 years old. He died
heart trouble. In 1992, Cham-
of congestive heart failure.
berlain’s heart beat was report-
ed as unusual. While he was
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