Looking at some of the NBA stars of the past, I think of one of the games’ most dominate players, #Wilt Chamberlain. Many of todays young people did not have the pleasure of seeing him play. I looked at some the career accomplishments of Chamberlain and I’m amazed at the records he amassed over his career. He holds a numerous records in scoring and rebounding. He was also very durable during his playing days. He is the only player in the history of the NBA to average 40 and 50 points a game in a season as well as scoring 100 points in a game and scoring 4,000 points in a season. In addition, he holds the record for grabbing 2,000 rebounds in a single season. One statistic that stands out is the fact that during his 14 years in the NBA, he never fouled out of a game, regular season or play-off. In my opinion, Wilt is the greatest center to have ever played the game and I further believe he would dominate in todays’ game. He probably wouldn’t put it up the extraordinary numbers he did early in his career, but his talent and his presence would be dominating. I don’t believe we will ever see the likes of Wilt Chamberlain again.
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What is becoming very apparent for the Pistons in this young NBA season is the dominating play of center Andre Drummond. His statistics for the first six games are outstanding. He joins an exclusive group with those statistics. That group being Wilt Chamberlain and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar in averaging 20 points and 20 rebounds per game in the first six games of a season. Not to say he is the player those two greats were, but the play on the court speaks for itself. Averaging a double-double (20 and 20) in points and rebounds is not something to take lightly. The #Pistons are a pleasant surprise so far in this season at 5-1, which is their best start since the 2007-2008 season. I will continue to observe this team through the first month and see where things then. So far, so good!