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Chamberlain, Wilt(on Norman) Explained

Chamberlain, Wilt(on Norman) at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

U.S. basketball player, one of the greatest offensive players in basketball history. Born in Philadelphia, the 7-ft 1-in. (2-m 16-cm) Chamberlain played two years (1956-58) for the Univ. of Kansas. "Wilt the Stilt" later played center for the Philadelphia (later Golden State) Warriors (1959-65), the Philadelphia 76ers (1965-68), and the Los Angeles Lakers (1968-73). In the 1961-62 season he became the first player to score more than 4,000 points in regular-season NBA games, incl. a record 100 points in a single game (1962). He led the NBA in scoring seven consecutive years (1959-65) and in rebounding 11 times. He is one of only three players (with K. Abdul-Jabbar and J. Erving) to have scored more than 30,000 points in a professional career (31,419), and ranks first in career rebounds (23,924), second in scoring average (30.1), and second in field goals (12,681).