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Wilt's 100 point game, 50 years ago today

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On this day in 1962, Wilt Chamberlain scored 100 points as a member of the Philadelphia Warriors in a single game vs. the New York Knicks. Still an unbelievable accomplishment, even a half-century later. Great anniversary! Thoughts?

Wilt's 100, 50 yrs later

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Why was the game in Hershey?

Essentially, for the same reason the NFL has games in London. Spreading awareness of the league.

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Why was the game in Hershey?

Essentially, for the same reason the NFL has games in London. Spreading awareness of the league.

If that's the case, it's kinda funny. At the time, it made total sense. Games were rarely (if ever) televised to that point...if you did not live in a major market, you were pretty rare to get to a game. It's just funny that "spreading awareness" meant going to a small place at which very few people could witness (in-person or otherwise) the game. Those lucky few fans.

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Where did they keep the court for 50 years? But it is cool for someone to get a piece of it.

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When we celebrate Wilt's 20,000th woman, will they cut her up and hand out pieces of her?

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When we celebrate Wilt's 20,000th woman, will they cut her up and hand out pieces of her?

God dammit. :censored: ing "Like" button.

PotD?

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I love how when he did this, people thought it was no big deal and would be happening all the time in basketball in the not-too-distant future.

It would also own so hard if regular season NBA games still had scores in the 160s.

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Even crazier to think that there was no 3 pt line at the time. Not that Wilt had great range or anything, but to compare, when Kobe dropped 81 on the Raptors, he hit 7 threes.

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Dude averaged 50 PPG in a season, scored 50 45 times in one season, has 32 career 60 point games (Kobe has 5), and a whole slew of other notable accomplishments. He was so dominant that they had to widen the lane to control him, invent goaltending, and change the free-throw rules so he couldn't just run and dunk from the line.

I'm certainly biased since I grew up in the Philadelphia area and always heard about his high school accomplishments and how great he was, but a strong case could be made that he was the greatest of all time, not MJ.

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