by Micah Hart
In our reminiscing over the past yesterday on the Hang Time Podcast, one player we neglected to discuss in depth was Wilt Chamberlain, who died 11 years ago today.
Sixers.com takes a look back at some of the best moments of Wilt the Stilt’s career with Sixers stat guru Harvey Pollack, who has been working in the NBA since 1946-47.
My personal favorite from the list (outside of the obvious 100-point game):
7. Wilt’s Triple Double Double: The Only One in NBA History (vs. Detroit Pistons, Feb. 2, 1968)
Harvey’s Take: “Everyone makes a big fuss out of a triple double. How about a triple double double! Wilt’s line from that game – 22 points, 25 rebounds and 21 assists.
“The 21 assists was a Sixers single-game assist mark for many years. Maurice Cheeks eventually tied it.”
“Wilt was the only player to play all 48 minutes in that game.”
A triple double double. Ridiculous. We miss you Wilt.
Read over the whole list and enjoy the trip down memory lane.
– 11 Memorable Wilt Chamberlain Performances (Sixers.com)