Here's Old Footage Of Wilt Chamberlain Dominating College Basketball

This video comes to us from the same good soul who gave us old footage of Bill Russell jumping over a guy. This particular highlight reel features Wilt Chamberlain's performance during the last five games of his 1957 season with the Kansas Jayhawks. It is 20 minutes of Wilt destroying his hapless opponents. » 7/15/13 1:39pm 7/15/13 1:39pm

Phil Jackson Compares Shaquille O'Neal to Wilt Chamberlain

Legendary basketball coach Phil Jackson made headlines last month when his book, Eleven Rings, was published. He compared Michael Jordan to Kobe Bryant in the book and concluded basically that Jordan was much better. This wasn't a surprise to anyone, but there was a lot of value in reading Jackson, who coached both… » 6/16/13 4:45pm 6/16/13 4:45pm

An Old Wilt Chamberlain Interview, Animated

The nonprofit Blank On Blank has partnered with PBS to animate a series of lost or forgotten interviews. Their latest: a 1992 chat with Wilt Chamberlain. » 5/14/13 11:34am 5/14/13 11:34am

LeBron's Fourth MVP Is Pushing Him Into Ludicrous Territory

Reports are swarming that LeBron James will be named the NBA’s MVP for the fourth time in the past five seasons. Somehow this makes Derrick Rose’s 2011 MVP — the only blemish in that stretch for LeBron — seem all the more impressive, if all the more anomalous. Only four other players (Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Bill… » 5/04/13 4:50pm 5/04/13 4:50pm

Wilt And Phog, Two Jayhawks Passing In The Night

Forced to retire at 70 years old, Phog Allen landed one last recruit: a tall kid out of Philadelphia named Wilt. Allen coached Chamberlain for one year, on Kansas's freshman team, but it was Dick Harp who led Chamberlain and company to the triple-overtime 1957 title game against UNC, by some tellings the greatest… » 4/02/12 6:35pm 4/02/12 6:35pm

How A Career Ends: When The Cast Came Off, My Leg Was Shriveled

Tell Me When It's Over is an interview series in which we ask former athletes about the moment they knew their playing days were over. Today: Former Tar Heel center Joe Quigg, a key member of the McGuire's Miracle team that won the 1957 national championship. » 3/19/12 6:15pm 3/19/12 6:15pm

The Eagles And Colts Were The Opening Act For Wilt Chamberlain's…

Today is the 50th anniversary of the night Wilt Chamberlain scored 100 points for the Philadelphia Warriors in a 169-147 win over the New York Knicks in Hershey, Pa. Gary Pomerantz's 2006 book, Wilt, 1962: The Night of 100 Points and the Dawn of a New Era, remains the most authoritative account of what happened, but… » 3/02/12 10:45am 3/02/12 10:45am

Sit Back And Enjoy Watching All 39 Of Dwight Howard's Record-Breaking…

100, 55, 20,000. Even casual basketball fans know Wilt Chamberlain's most famous records by heart. Yet the Stilt lost claim to one of his lesser-known NBA marks last night when Orlando's Dwight Howard went to the free-throw line 39 times, smashing the previous record of 34. » 1/13/12 2:30pm 1/13/12 2:30pm

John Buccigross Just Mistakenly And Fittingly Called Wilt Chamberlain…

John Buccigross, Fire Joe Morgan's most ardent fan, bequeathed his own gift to the site on SportsCenter this afternoon. He quickly corrected himself for the factual error. » 6/03/11 1:35pm 6/03/11 1:35pm

Wilt Chamberlain's Legendary Bedroom Body Count Bested By Fidel Castro

Yes. Fidel Castro has, according to whatever silly math a Cuban official named "Ramon" used, bedded approximately 35,000 women making Wilt look downright provincial. [The Daily Beast] » 1/06/10 11:05am 1/06/10 11:05am

If Wilt's 100-Point Game Were Modernized

As we conclude another lazy "Baked Doritos and curling on TV" Sunday, we remember that 46 years ago was the night Wilt Chamberlain scored 100 points against the New York Knicks (snerk) in a game. And the Dayton Daily News poses a good question: how would it be covered today? Oh, there's nothing better to do. Let's… » 3/02/08 5:00pm 3/02/08 5:00pm

In Which We Channel Our Inner Roger Ebert

MSNBC is ranking the five worst movie performances by an athlete-turned actor, to which we say, is there really any need to go beyond Kazaam? Apparently there is, and so we also get Wilt Chamberlain in Conan the Destroyer, Roosevelt Grier in The Glove, Dennis Rodman in Double Team and Mitch Gaylord in American Anthem.… » 6/21/07 1:37pm 6/21/07 1:37pm