Why Wilt chamberlain is the GOAT of basketball (The insane raw numbers…
Why Wilt chamberlain is the GOAT of basketball
The insane raw numbers
Wilt chamberlain averaged 48.5 minutes a game in a NBA season and get this, there's only 48 in a regular NBA game, he did this by overtime games and barely getting benched.
"Wilt Chamberlain Stats." Basketball-Reference.com. N.p., n.d. Web. 03 May 2017.
In a regular season of NBA basketball wilt chamberlain averaged 50.4 points a game, and 25.7 rebounds
The infamous 100 point game was pheraps the most impressive feat in NBA history where the Big Dipper (Wilt Chamberlain) scored 100 points and pulled in 55 boards (rebounds)
He set 132 NBA records
Of those 132 records he set he still has 71 over 4 decades later and of those 71 almost everyone is unbreakable unless there is some crazy rule changes in the NBA.
"Wilt Chamberlains NBA Records." NBA.com: Wilt Chamberlains NBA Records. N.p., n.d. Web. 03 May 2017.
Some of these records include his 100 point game, his 55 point per game season, and his 25.7 rebounds per game season.
The next closest player for setting records is the big O (oscar robertson) with 62, that's a difference of 70.
He revolutionized the game of basketball
He fought racism and hate throughout his entire career and never got mad.
He made the NBA change rules so it wasn't so easy for him to score, such as the offensive interference rule where a player cannot touch the ball in the cylinder of the hoop.
He made the NBA succeed because of his power and dominance and his rivalry with bill russel (a Boston celtics legend) it all kept the NBA afloat
"Wilt Chamberlain an Appreciation." NBA.com: Wilt Chamberlain: An Appreciation. N.p., n.d. Web. 03 May 2017.
Flannery, Jim. "NBA: The Case for Wilt Chamberlain as the Best Ever." Bleacher Report. Bleacher Report, 12 Apr. 2017. Web. 03 May 2017.
People say He only took hook shots and dunks from 5 feet out but there was no three point line at the time and he didn't need to because he was a 7' 2" center
People say his stats were overinflated because of his time but they weren't he still had good opposition, a shot clock, and extreme talent.
People say he only scored that much because there was no other great players like him but that's just not true, one example of a very skilled NBA player of the time is bill russel, he was an amazing player