Today is the 50th anniversary of Wilt Chamberlain’s infamous 100-point outburst against the New York Knicks in Hershey, PA.
That game signifies what many revere Wilt for—his ability to have impressive statistical outings (the game was during a season in which he averaged 50.4 points per contest).
Chamberlain is also remembered for his inability to find success in the postseason, despite the capability he possessed to take a game over at any time.
In 2012, there’s a new basketball star that gets criticism for his eye-popping statistics and consistent postseason disappointments.
Obviously, we are talking about LeBron James.
The King has dominated the NBA’s 82-game regular season for eight-plus years now, but he has yet to capture an elusive championship.
Until he does that, James cannot be put into the discussion as one of the greatest of all time.
Fortunately, LeBron has a long and fruitful career ahead of him and when all is said and done, history will remember him as a better player than Chamberlain.
Keep reading to find out why.