March 2, 1962 – Wilt Chamberlain scores 100 points vs New York Knicks
On March 2, 1962, one of the world’s greatest professional basketball players, Wilton Norman “Wilt” Chamberlain set the NBA single-game scoring record when he hit 100 points to help the Philadelphia Warriors defeat the New York Knicks by a score of 169-147 in Hershey, Pennsylvania. That scoring record still stands today. Chamberlain dominated the game of basketball with his giant 7 ft.1 inch 275 pound statue.He brought along with his size a shot blocking, prolific scoring and unbelievable rebounding ability that enabling him to become a legend during his career. Chamberlain played at Kansas in college and later for the Harlem Globetrotters before entering professional basketball. Chamberlain went on to play in the NBA for the Philadelphia/San Francisco Warriors, the Philadelphia 76ers and the Los Angeles Lakers. Chamberlain was born on August 21, 1936 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and died on October 12, 1999 in Bel Air, California at age 63.