50 Years Ago Today, Remembering Wilt Chamberlain

Will anyone equal or pass Wilton Norman Chamberlain’s mark?

Fifty years ago today, Chamberlain, then 25 and playing for the Philadelphia Warriors, scored an NBA record-100 points in a 169-147 victory against the New York Knicks. The closest to give it a shot was Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant, who scored 81 against the Toronto Raptors on January 22, 2006. Michael Jordan scored 69 points in 1990 against the Cavaliers.

Wilt Chamberlain put up an NBA-record 55 rebounds and a 50.4-point scoring average for the 1961-62 season. 23 points in the first quarter, 18 in the second, 28 in the third and 31 in the fourth. A career 51% free throw shooter, Chamberlain made 28 of 32 from the line that night.

The way the game is played now, there will never be another 80+ point performance. even the 50-point games are on the rapid decline. The Big Dipper, Wilt Chamberlain, died in 1999 of congestive heart failure. And so I ask you, who is the greatest basketball player of all time? Michael Jordan with the rings? Wilt Chamberlain with the high scores, Kobe Bryant winning against all odds?

Superman moving away from Magic?

Will we see Dwight Howard as a Los Angeles Laker this next season? We all know he’s rather fed up with constant loss & disappointment. Orlando has no significant player to create a duo with him.

With aging Kobe Bryant and a saddened Los Angeles team, could Superman be going to the Lakers? What would the trade be, going from the Lakers to the Magic?

For starters, the Lakers won’t get rid of Kobe Bryant. Ever. He’s the face of that team, and all hope for another championship soon would be gone. How about Lamar Odom, Andrew Bynum, and a draft pick? I say get rid of Ron Artest, too.. but hey. Whatever works.

What do you think? Can Dwight Howard be a Laker?

Jordan or Kobe, the greatest ever?

I find myself lucky to have been able to watch the two greatest basketball players, as voted by pretty much anyone who knows what the NBA is, to ever take stage on the court. Dominance in nearly everything they did.

Whenever Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant is mentioned as one of the NBA’s all-time great shooting guards, there is always someone there to remind you that regardless of how good Bryant is, he will never be better than another shooting guard who played for the Chicago Bulls. Michael Jordan is regarded by most observers as the greatest shooting guard in the history of the game, and there are many people who consider His Airness to be the best player to ever grace an NBA court. Bryant has drawn countless comparisons to Jordan through his mannerisms, style, game and accomplishments, and in truth, Bryant is the first player of many who has actually lived up to the comparisons.  Continue reading “Jordan or Kobe, the greatest ever?” Jordan or Kobe, the great…