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As I was reading an article about the NBA, my thoughts went to a player that we may never see the likes of again. That player in Wilt Chamberlain, sometimes commonly referred to as “The Dipper”.  Chamberlain stood 7 feet 1 inch and weighed anywhere between 275 and 285 pounds for most of his career and presented an imposing presence on the court that had never been seen during that time period. Chamberlain’s career is loaded with numerous league records in scoring and rebounding. He is the only player ever to score 100 points in a single game and score over 4,000 points and collect 2,000 rebounds in a single season. The year he scored the 100 points in a game, he averaged 50.4 points per game. He also had an interesting statistic in the fact that in his 14 seasons in the NBA, he never fouled out of game; neither regular season or playoff. I believe with his skills, he would be a dominating player at the center position in todays’ game.

Wilt Chamberlain

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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