Wilt Chamberlain Bio: Life and Career of the Basketball Legend

Wilton Norman Chamberlain was born August 21st, 1936 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He overcame childhood illness to excel in sports and thanks to his 6'11” frame, earning the lifelong nicknames like “Wilt the Stilt,” “Goliath,” and “The Big Dipper.” In 1959 he was first drafted by the Philadelphia Warriors and on March 2nd, 1962, before setting one of the most impressive records in basketball history: scoring 100 points in a single game against the New York Knicks. Throughout his career he broke countless other records and earned several MVP awards, making him a basketball legend. Join WatchMojo.com as we learn more about the life and career of Wilt Chamberlain.

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