Wilt Chamberlain Rumors

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The performance was the fifth-highest scoring output in Celtics franchise history (counting the postseason). Thomas is just the seventh Celtic to reach the 50-point plateau. Larry Bird, it should be noted, did it four times. Thomas’ 29 fourth-quarter points were just two shy of the NBA’s all-time record for fourth-quarter points: 31, set by Wilt Chamberlain during his 100-point game.
Can you talk about initially going to the University of Kansas to play with Wilt Chamberlain and then departing quickly to the University of Illinois? Jerry Colangelo: I liked Kansas because of Wilt. So what was my choice? It was Wilt because I figured now I didn’t get the high school [championship], we got to win a NCAA championship. So I go to Kansas to play with Wilt. I get a locker next to him, get to know him … And one night we’re out having a few beers, and Wilt says, ‘I’m not coming back.’ I said, ‘What?’ This was my first semester. So I just said, ‘Dude, I came all the way out here just to play with you and you’re going to leave?’ And he signed with the Globetrotters.
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Simmons thinks so, but Barkley flatly admitted that there’s nothing LeBron can ever do to change his mind and displace Michael Jordan, Oscar Robertson, Bill Russell, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar or Wilt Chamberlain from his top 5 list. “I’m not going to just move him past Tim Duncan and Kobe. They didn’t just die,” Barkley said. “ But I will say this about LeBron James: I’ve never seen a man coming out of high school who has handled the success, been a great player, never got in a stitch of trouble. It’s probably been the greatest career ever.”