By Mike Patton
NABJ Black News & Views
One of the greatest basketball players of all time is Wilt Chamberlain — some have even called him the greatest athlete of all time.
Chamberlain, who died in 1999, could score, rebound, pass and block shots at a
master level when he wanted. It was just a matter of him applying himself. Some fans, however, felt he did not live up to his abilities.
But even if that was true, Chamberlain had some amazing achievements. For example, on October 19, 1961, Chamberlain scored 48 points in a 118-113 loss by the Philadelphia Warriors to the LosAngeles Lakers. This was the beginning of a streak of 126 straight games where Chamberlain scored 20 points or more. This streak also included a March 2, 1962, game in which Chamberlain scored 100 points toward a 169-147 Warriors victory over the New York Knicks.