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When was Wilt Chamberlain’s last game?

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Asked by: Ronald Kotajarvi


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When did Wilt Chamberlain retire?

Wilt was such a basketball force that many believed that he could play at the highest level, even years after his retirement. This belief almost realized in 1986, 13 years after he retired when he was 51 years old.
Mar 25, 2020

Did Wilt really score 100?

Then there is the one and only Wilt Chamberlain, whose most notable in a long list of records was set 60 years ago. On March 2, 1962, Chamberlain — nicknamed the Dipper — scored 100 points in a game for the Philadelphia Warriors against the Knicks in a 169-147 win at Hershey Sports Arena in Hershey, Pa.
Mar 6, 2022

What was the last team Wilt Chamberlain played for?

He went to the NBA in 1959, playing with the Philadelphia Warriors (1959–65; the team moved and became the San Francisco Warriors in 1962), going back to Philadelphia to play for the 76ers (1965–68), and finishing his career with the Los Angeles Lakers (1968–73).

Did Wilt Chamberlain ever miss a game?

NBA durability records
Chamberlain never fouled out of a regular-season or playoff game in his 14 years in the NBA.

Who was the oldest NBA player?

Nat Hickey

The oldest player ever to play in the NBA was Nat Hickey who played one game in the 1947–48 season when he was 45 years and 363 days old.

How did Wilt lose his arm?

Wilt was ready to defend, but Jordan was right under Larry when he jumped. Wilt, setting aside the victory, rushed in and pushed Jordan out of the way just as Larry came down, saving Jordan’s life, but crushing Wilt’s left arm, leaving it crooked.

Who is stronger Wilt or Shaq?

Wilt was definitely stronger than Shaq (although Shaq is a LOT heavier because he has a lot more fat than Wilt did). Shaq’s excess fat has a negative affect on his stamina. Wilt averaged 46 minutes per game over the course of his career, and in 1962, Wilt only sat out EIGHT MINUTES of the ENTIRE SEASON.

Who scored 70 points in an NBA game?

April 9, 1978: Denver Nuggets 139, Detroit Pistons 137
He scored another 21 in the second, setting himself up for a monster finishing tally. Despite a third quarter in which he only scored six points, Thompson still managed to hit the 70-point mark, something only Chamberlain and Elgin Baylor had done to that point.
Jan 13, 2022

Did Wilt Chamberlain have a quintuple double?

Back in 1968, Wilt Chamberlain put up a once-in-a-lifetime type performance as he recorded the only quintuple-double in NBA history.
Aug 4, 2021

How many 70 point games did Wilt Chamberlain have?

With one 100-point game and four 70-point games during the 1961-62 season, Chamberlain put together one of the most historic years in not only NBA history, but sports history as a whole.
Mar 2, 2022

Who did Wilt drop 100 on? takes a look back at the top moments that define the history of the NBA. On March 2, 1962, Wilt Chamberlain set the NBA single-game scoring record by tallying 100 points for the Philadelphia Warriors in a 169-147 victory over the New York Knicks.

Who scored 100 points?

Wilt Chamberlain

And then there’s Wilt Chamberlain. On March 2, 1962 — exactly 60 years ago — the legendary Philadelphia Warriors center scored 100 points in a single game. It’s still the signature record in basketball history.

Who scored the first 3 pointer in NBA history?

Chris Ford

Chris Ford of the Boston Celtics is credited with making the first three-point shot in NBA history on October 12, 1979. The season opener at Boston Garden was more remarkable for the debut of Larry Bird (and two new head coaches).

Who was the first NBA star?

6′ 10″ George Mikan was the NBA’s first superstar and was the star of the NBA’s first dynasty. His career started in 1946 with the Chicago American Gears of the NBL.