Chamberlain's Career Highlights
Standing at 7-foot-1, the massive center was nearly impossible to stop under the boards. In fact he was so dominating that the league had to change some rules to make it possible for teams to cover him.
Here's a glance at some of the highlights of Wilt "The Stilt" Chamberlain's career:
- Magical 100: Chamberlain is the only player to hit the century mark in game. He also scored the second-most points in a game (78) and had two more of 73 points, giving him four of the five highest-scoring games in NBA history. David Thompson also scored 73.
- Led the league in scoring an NBA-record seven consecutive seasons (1959-66)
- He holds the mark for the highest ppg average for a season (50.4 in 1961-62)
- Second-leading scorer in NBA history (31,419 behind Kareem Abdul Jabbar's 38,387)
- Scored the most points in a season (4,029 in 1961-62).
King Of The Boards
- Career rebounding leader with 23,924 (next is Bill Russell's 21,620).
- Averaged an astounding 22.9 rebounds for his career.
- Holds the single-game record with 55 rebounds.
- Led the league in rebounding a record 11 seasons (next is Dennis Rodman with seven).
- Member of the Basketball Hall of Fame (1978)
- Named one of the NBA's 50 greatest players (1996)
- NBA MVP four times (1960, 1966, 1967, 1968)
- NBA rookie of year (1960)
- All-NBA first team seven times (1960-62, 1964, 1966-68)
- All-NBA second team three times (1963, 1965, 1972)
- NBA all-defensive team twice (1972-73)