Chamberlain with the Harlem Globetrotters circa 1959
|Born||(1936-08-21)August 21, 1936
|Died||October 12, 1999(1999-10-12) (aged 63)
Bel Air, California
|Listed height||7 ft 1 in (2.16 m)|
|Listed weight||275 lb (125 kg)|
|NBA draft||1959 / Pick: Territorial|
|Selected by the Philadelphia Warriors|
|1959â€“1965||Philadelphia / San Francisco Warriors|
|1968â€“1973||Los Angeles Lakers|
|1973â€“1974||San Diego Conquistadors|
|Career highlights and awards|
|2Ã— NBA champion (1967, 1972)
NBA Finals MVP (1972)
4Ã— NBA Most Valuable Player (1960, 1966â€“1968)
13Ã— NBA All-Star (1960â€“1969, 1971â€“1973)
NBA All-Star Game MVP (1960)
7Ã— All-NBA First Team (1960â€“1962, 1964, 1966â€“1968)
3Ã— All-NBA Second Team (1963, 1965, 1972)
2Ã— NBA All-Defensive First Team (1972, 1973)
NBA Rookie of the Year (1960)
7Ã— NBA scoring champion (1960â€“1966)
11Ã— NBA rebounds leader (1960â€“1963, 1966â€“1969, 1971â€“1973)
9Ã— NBA field goal percentage leader
NBA assists leader (1968)
No. 13 retired by Golden State Warriors
No. 13 retired by Philadelphia 76ers
No. 13 retired by Los Angeles Lakers
NBA 35th Anniversary Team
NBA 50th Anniversary Team
NCAA Final Four Most Outstanding Player (1957)
2Ã— Consensus first-team All-American (1957, 1958)
Single-game scoring record (100)
|Points||31,419 (30.1 ppg)|
|Rebounds||23,924 (22.9 rpg)|
|Assists||4,643 (4.4 apg)|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
|Basketball Hall of Fame as player|
|College Basketball Hall of Fame
Inducted in 2006
They were so clever finding ways to get me the ball. They had to do more than just give up open shots. They had to avoid fouls and pass me the ball in traffic.
I get constant reminders from fans who equate that game and my career as one and the same.
I guarantee you, if you could give me 10 points in all those seventh games against the Boston Celtics, instead of Bill Russell having 11 rings, I could’ve at least had nine or eight.
You must understand as a kid of color in those days, the Harlem Globetrotters were like being movie stars.
With all of you men out there who think that having a thousand different ladies is pretty cool, I have learned in my life I’ve found out that having one woman a thousand different times is much more satisfying.
The man who won’t loan money isn’t going to have many friends – or need them.
It just wasn’t right the way they were behind by 25 points and then they’re told to hold the ball.
If you have ability in a certain area, why not capitalize on it and improve it and use it?
But the point of using the number was to show that sex was a great part of my life as basketball was a great part of my life. That’s the reason why I was single.
When you go out there and do the things you’re supposed to do, people view you as selfish.
And I remember leaving my place in L.A. and – my father is a big fight fan – and I said, ‘Dad, I got a couple of days off and I’m getting ready to go to Houston to sign to fight Muhammad Ali.
I couldn’t have come close without my teammates’ help because the Knicks didn’t want me to make 100.