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Modern-day media would have had a field day with Wilt Chamberlain.
I simply can't imagine what the modern-day media would have done with Wilt Chamberlain. How crazy would the stories about his off-court...adventures...have gotten? What about his play on the court?
Wilt was polarizing enough when he was still playing, but he finds himself on this list because he still remains at the forefront of the debate concerning basketball greatness.
As long as we discuss legacies in the NBA, we'll be forced to deal with the difficult issue of how much individual stats and team accomplishments matter.
This big man was all about the former, even though he won a few championships during the later stages of his NBA career. If he wanted to lead the league in assists, just to prove he could, then he was going to go out of his way to do so, even if that meant passing up the occasional open shot.
The Chairman of the Boards put up some ridiculous numbers during his illustrious basketball career, but he was often unable to get past Bill Russell and the Boston Celtics.
You'll find a group of people who think Wilt is the greatest player ever. You'll also find individuals who don't believe he's one of the top-five players in basketball history.
Wilt is universally regarded as a great statistical player, but his status as a winner is always questioned.