Wilt Chamberlain

Wilt Chamberlain

Presently, scoring 50 points in an NBA game is considered a major feat for an individual. In 1962, Wilt Chamberlain made it a typical showing on the court. In 80 games with the Philadelphia 76ers, "Wilt the Stilt" averaged over 50 points and 25 rebounds per game, including a 100 point performance against the Knicks. Chamberlain won 2 NBA championships, 4 league MVPs, 1960 Rookie of the Year, was the 7x NBA scoring champion and 11x rebounding champion. Perhaps his greatest impact on the game was multiple rule changes created to limit his dominance, such as widening the lane, creating offensive goaltending, and making it illegal to dunk your free throws (which Chamberlain tended to do).