NBA: The Case for Wilt Chamberlain as the Best Ever

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NBA: The Case for Wilt Chamberlain as the Best Ever

With two of the very best active players in LeBron James and Kevin Durant currently playing in the NBA Finals, it is not uncommon to see the age-old debate of who was the best ever come up. There are a handful of names that are always bandied about and impassioned arguments made in favor of each one.

Michael Jordan, Bill Russell and Magic Johnson seem to be the most common names to come up. LeBron's name, along with Kobe Bryant's, have begun to be mentioned now and then.

But, the best that ever was—and always will be—none other than Wilt Chamberlain.

Wilt is also usually in the conversation, but his accomplishments are frequently derided and dismissed as a function of his era, the league he was playing in and the competition he faced. Moreover, there are the accusations of his selfish play inflating his stats and the inevitable argument that he didn't win enough championships.

Well, let's see if we can address some of those issues and put it all into context with what the other greats of the game did.

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