October 12

October 12, 1999 – Wilt Chamberlain 

One of the world’s greatest professional basketball players, Wilton Norman “Wilt” Chamberlain died on October 12, 1999 in Bel Air, California at age 63.  Chamberlain dominated the game of basketball with his giant 7 ft.1 inch 275 pound statue.

Wilt Chamberlain headshot

Wilt Chamberlain

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. Until this day, Chamberlain is the only player to score 100 points in a professional game. Chamberlain was born on August 21, 1936 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Wilt Chamberlain 1972

Wilt Chamberlain 1972