Friday, January 11, 2008


ESPN did a great feature on The Top 25 Seasons of All Time. While the lists like this can lead to great debates because it is very subjective and impossible to compare across sports, the selection of Wilt Chamberlain is pretty tough to argue. Read on:

1. Wilt Chamberlain, Philadelphia Warriors, 1961-62
Chamberlain averaged 50.4 points and 25.7 rebounds. He set the NBA record with 4,029 points -- Michael Jordan is the only other player in league history to crack even 3,000. Chamberlain scored 50-plus points 45 times. Just how impressive is that? Michael Jordan cracked 50 points 37 times in his entire career. Chamberlain's 100 points on March 2 against the Knicks is perhaps the most famous single-game performance in sports history. Chamberlain also logged 48.5 minutes per game, playing all but eight minutes the entire season. To put all this in perspective, take Tim Duncan's best scoring and rebounding season -- then double it.

"playing all but eight minutes the entire season" this statement alone maybe the most impressive comment of all. Think of that. Put that in perspective, Kevin Garnett left the Celtics left the game tonight with 3 minutes and 47 seconds left in the third and returned with 6 minutes and 33 seconds left in the fourth a span of 9 minutes and 14 seconds on the bench, one more than Wilt spent all season.

Here's a special done on Wilt at 17 years old.

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