Wilt Chamberlain is arguably the most dominant player in not only the history of basketball but the history of any team sport.
One of the best YouTube channels — for NBA geeks — is the Wilt Chamberlain Archive. Do not be fooled by its name, as it’s an incredible (if not unparalleled) collection of old NBA footage featuring every legend you can name: Kareem, Russell, Oscar, Havlicek, Cousy, Baylor, Dr. J, etc.
If you aren’t familiar with the Wilt Chamberlain Archive YouTube channel, you are really doing yourself a disservice. The latest clip to emerge from there features Kareem Abdul-Jabbar vs Wilt Chamberlain from 1969, which was their first meeting. These two were beastly and seeing them against each other is a treat, even if it is
The Wilt Chamberlain Archive is the gift that keeps on giving this holiday season, and the latest gem to be unearthed is over 15 minutes of footage from Wilt’s last NBA game from the 1973 NBA Finals. Wilt ended up with 23 points and a series loss to the Knicks. [H/T Marcel Mutoni]
Well, this is just amazing. This picture features an already six-foot-tall Wilt Chamberlain getting his class photo taken at George Brooks Elementary School in 1945. Chamberlain’s classmates probably had an inkling their buddy was on his way to special things by the time this photo was taken. [Yahoo!] Your Next Impulse: Seattle Seahawks Training Camp
Not much I can say about this, other than you’d be well-served to cut out nine minutes of your day to watch two of the three best centers in NBA history go at it. [YouTube]
Thanks to the Wilt Chamberlain archive, there are plenty of videos of him doing work during his time as a professional basketball player. The latest to be unearthed involves clips from some of his battles against Lakers’ legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and a silly amount of dunks. Pretty fantastic footage. [Reddit]
The below video made its way out of obscurity and around the Internet recently, and we are thankful it has been unearthed. The footage shows off Wilt Chamberlain’s insane jumping ability and blocking numerous shots a few feet above the rim. Don’t be fooled when you go back to look up the amount of blocks
Kobe Bryant engraved his name into the history books even more than it already is, tonight. Bryant became the youngest player in NBA history to reach the summit of 30,000 points, at just 34 years, 104 days old. A feat only four other players have accomplished in the history of the league — Wilt Chamberlain (31,419
I remember the first time in elementary school when we had to give “oral reports.” I want to say it was in third grade, which for me was 1985. The topic was a famous person of your own choosing. I have a vivid memory of one kid in my class doing his on Wilt Chamberlain,
When I left the Garden back on Feb. 3rd, I was certain that the Celts/Knicks game I had just witnessed was the most entertaining of the year so far (Boston won 91-89). And then Sunday happened. As Paul Pierce pulled up for that off balance three with seven seconds left, I figured it had no chance,
With the sale of the original rules of Basket Ball as written by James Naismith last week for $4.3 million we got to thinking about the rules of basketball and how they went from the original 13 to the far thicker rule book the NBA uses today. Here’s a few of our favorite changes: 1946