Watch Wilt Chamberlain Swat Shots an Arm's Length Above the Rim (Video)

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Watch Wilt Chamberlain Swat Shots an Arm's Length Above the Rim (Video)

Officially, and somewhat cruelly, according to the NBA’s record-keeping Wilt Chamberlain never registered a block in his NBA career. The NBA didn’t begin to record blocks as an official stat until the 1973-74 season, a year that saw Chamberlain sometimes deciding to show up for work as head coach of the ABA’s San Diego Conquistadors, after courts ruled the big man would have to sit out the entire season after Wilt attempted to jump from league to league as a player. After a frustrating season, mostly coached by Stan Albeck in Chamberlain’s absence, Wilt decided to retire from the game.

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