But things like Wilt picking pennies off backboards. While there may be some truth in an argument that could be made that I didnt give enough examples of athletes from other sports doing good--- or that I cherry picked the best known basketball players to go into boxing, etc. Get the app to get the game. The answer lies with his wrist curling ability. As stated before, I did list some examples of basketball players who have indeed done it, or came close. Popular Stories On ThePostGame: -- -- -- -- Copyright © 2019 Sports Media Ventures, Inc. In his last 10 years, he averaged 5.
Get the app to get the game. What is remarkable of this is that Shaq who I mentioned earlier in the page at his best was capable of bench pressing 450 pounds. Chamberlain had learned of her condition. It's been said that most of Wilt's baskets were dunks -- that's also untrue. He was a notoriously awful free throw shooter 51 percent for his career. Illegal defense had already been in place since 1947.
That was how the Warriors got Chamberlain. True, the Knicks were a last-place team. Eddie Gottlieb, the Warriors lovable owner, sometimes embellished his crowd counts. Remember, these were young kids-Wilt was 23. But we all thought Artis Gilmore was going to be strong as Wilt, that was the question mark at that day and time. Just reached out and grabbed him by the arm and lifted him straight up like nothin.
And I dont doubt wilt could take a step and lay it in from the Ft line. He steered through an amendment that would allow N. They make him more cartoonish, and easier to foolishly put down. Archived from on February 3, 2012. Wilt would take advantage of that. He sat so close to the floor that he almost had to crawl out of the car. Phog Allen was advocating the 12-foot basket.
He said, nah nah, with relative certainty, but he could be wrong. The National Basketball Association was still struggling in its 16th season, not yet a major sports league and less established than. Rare is the footage to combat these prevailing myths. But that doesn't mean that he could been a good fighter even if he had the athletic ability to do it. Chamberlain also kept his cool despite getting perpetually triple and quadruple-teamed by the Knicks, who did not shy away from hard fouls to distract the center. He ran up a hill, and then to his house at 50 West Chocolate Avenue. What also amazed Arnold is that in various curls, Chamberlain was capable of doing as much as 40 pounds more than what the strongest people Schwarzenegger ever met could do in one instance, tricep extension, Chamberlain easily did 175 pounds; Arnold himself could only do between 100-110 pound tricep extensions.
Wilt would play a lot. Just the things he was able to do. I don't doubt that Wilt Chamberlain had great athletic ability. He said, 'We're not going to have that stuff. Many people don't follow basketball and wouldn't understand that Wilt signifies size and strength and arrogance made palatable by grace.
Are you a bodybuilder or powerlifter? I said to the coach, 'It might look like it helps us to chase him, but it may kill us because you can't catch someone who runs that fast. Get the app to get the game. And he did this pretty much from the beginning, without much time or experience. Two years later, a of Campbell's entire fourth quarter call surfaced; , then a college student at the , had recorded a 3 am re-broadcast of the fourth quarter of the game. His 100-point night against the Knicks has become one of the most famous performances ever and gave rise to a legion of false boasts by fans who swear they were there at Madison Square Garden when Wilt scored 100. There is way too much to learn and to become good at. People play positions that would not wear them out the fastest.
His mythical feats became fewer and harder to find as his career progressed. Maybe he wouldn't of beaten Ali, or anyone else in the top ten--- but for it being the 1970's the greatest era in heavyweight history it isnt a disgrace to say he couldnt. The ball goes shooting through the net and you better have your body covered up because he could really hurt someone. Eyewitness accounts of the historic basket differ as to whether Chamberlain merely laid the ball in or actually stuffed the ball through the hoop for an slam dunk. But that doesn't mean that he could been a good fighter even if he had the athletic ability to do it.
Don't forget that both Greg Page and Tyrell Biggs played high school basketball, with Biggs being the teammate of heavily recruited Gene Banks at West Philadelphia High School in their heyday. He was the guy on the top. He was such a physical specimen, I never thought something like this would happen to him at 63. Wilt Chamberlain, whose size, strength and intimidation made him probably the most dominant player in basketball history, and whose 100-point game stands as one of the towering records in sport, was found dead yesterday in his home in the Bel-Air section of Los Angeles. If Shaq didn't and still doesn't, who would manhandle who? I cared for them a lot, but not enough to make a commitment. A version of this obituary; biography appears in print on October 13, 1999, on Page A00001 of the National edition with the headline: Wilt Chamberlain Is Dead at 63; Dominated Basketball in the 60's. The average C in the mid 60s was someone like Zelmo Beaty.