Wilt

There are a few athletes I wished that I would have talked to. One of those would have been Wilt Chamberlain because he was a one of kind player and person. He scored 100 points against the New York Knicks in Hershey Pennsylvania on March 2, 1962, and it was not on television. He averaged 50 points for a whole season, and it happened in the 1961-62 season.

He was a great all around athlete as a track and field star at the University of Kansas, played volleyball, defeated chess legend Bobby Fischer in dominoes, and even wanted to fight Muhammad Ali.

He appeared on the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, at time that very few athletes appeared on late night television. He acted in a movie with Arnold Schwarzenegger called Conan the Destroyer, did commercials for TWA Airlines and Volkswagen automobiles, and had is own nightclub called Big Wilt’s Smalls Paradise in the Harlem section of New York City.

Wilt died of a heart attack at age 63 in 1999. Wilt Chamberlain was a once in a lifetime athlete and person.

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