Wilt Chamberlain ( August 21, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, 1936 – October 12, 1999) was an American basketball player in the NBA who made professional League in the us. His nicknames were Would the Stilt and The Big Dipper.
After a short stint with the Harlem Globetrotters went in 1959 he play in the NBA for the Philadelphia Warriors where he in his first year was the best scorer of the NBA with 37.6 points per game. He was also named MVP or most valuable player, the first time someone got that price in the first year in the League. The tree long Chamberlain (2.14 meter) was actually too good for its time. The NBA paste even the rules of the game to be as the great influence of the Supreme Chamberlain on the game limit. Thethree-second rule was introduced, where players were allowed to no longer than 3 seconds from now on stop in the bucket or rocket, the defined space between the vrijworplijn and the basket. So also was the goaltending rule was introduced, it was forbidden to geshotte balls that are-in a falling line-above the belt are, to slap away.
On March 2, 1962, in a game which the Warriors won with 169-147 of the New York Knicks scored the Chamberlain record of 100 points in one game, a fact that is all the more remarkable because there are no 3-pointer at that time existed in the NBA.
After a year in San Francisco to have he returned to Philadelphia where he played for the new team the Philadelphia 76ers went to play. In 1967 he won the national title with the 76ers by the unbeatable ladies and Boston Celtics to assets.
In 1969 came Chamberlain for the Los Angeles Lakers to play where he in the first year for that narrowly lost the final of the NBA Championship team. Along with Elgin Baylor and Jerry West Chamberlain formed a legendary trio for the Lakers.
Chamberlain earned In 1972 with the Lakers a record of 69 WINS in one season which 33 WINS in a row, at that time a record for all professional sports in the us. In that year he again won the NBA title.
In total scored Chamberlain 31,419 points in his career in the NBA, 30.06 per game on average. That average is the highest in NBA history after that of Michael Jordanwho scored an average of 30.12 points per game. He played a record of 32 games in which he scored 60 points or more, more than any other players in the history of the NBA. He is also the only player to a so-called Double-triple-double in 1968 , when he scored in a match 22 points, 25 rebounds , and 21 assists made.
Chamberlain wrote 2 books.
- Want: Just Like Any Other 7-Foot Black Millionaire Who Lives Next Door (1973, autobiography, with David Shaw)
- A View From Above (1991, 2nd autobiography)
This book has its own image and succeeded Chamberlain acted "immortality". There flared up a storm of criticism, he mentioned that since its fifteenth Chamberlain the bed had shared with 20,000 women, which represents more than 1 per day. This fell into bad Earth in Puritan America.