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If you needed another reason that the late Wilt Chamberlain was countless times more interesting than all-time scoring champ Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, we bring you this gossip item from today's New York Daily News.

New neighbors of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar were crying foul yesterday after the NBA great apparently dumped a huge pile of trash - complete with a pair of old size-17 sneakers - in the front yard of a home next-door to his Harlem brownstone. The sneakers, a Los Angeles Lakers ID card and a front row ticket for last spring's NCAA basketball championship game were buried amid the pile of flattened boxes dumped in a neighbor's front yard.

You think that's good? We love the next line: "There was also a Dear Kareem postcard from a masseuse, a blow gun and an empty cardboard box for a martial arts kendo sword." Sweet, a kendo sword! Badass!

Wilt made the gossip pages for bedding so many women that the number needed scientific notation. Kareem makes them for dumping trash on a neighbor's lawn. Hey, you try to drag Walton and Lanier up and down the court for 48 minutes.


Curbing Kareem [New York Daily News]