Even though he had a spectacular season in Kansans,Wilt Chamberlain who even despite the unseen dominance in the NCAA didn't go at No.1 which wasn't smart.He gets drafted,plays in the NBA and is a legend in every sense of the word.
What did he do in his first year to prove the teams why it wasn't a good idea to pass him?Nothing really outside of 37.6 points and 27.0 rebounds,capturing the NBA MVP,ROY and All Star Game MVP award as he led the 76ers to success.
Nothing short of legendary,he was so dominate largely because he was so strong,held track records and a numerous high jumping world champion as well who was the most doubled and tripled team by far.Teams had no clue how to stop his dominance with fouls
The play was so rough that it forced him to retire in his rookie year but would come back ready for the next season.He had endless stamina which aloud him to play dozens of minutes and had a high basketball IQ that he used well
Wilt during his finest averaged 50 points and 27 rebounds,numbers that will never be touched and was the top individual player who cared to get insane statistics and his overall numbers are second to none,you will see that later
Just how great was Wilt? Oscar Robertson summed it best with the quote on the question is he the greatest of all time, "The books don't lie". That's good answer, considering the fact that this guy holds 60 of the 72 NBA records!
Want some records? How about 100 points in a single games, 55 rebounds in a single game, only player to score 4,000 points in a season, scored 50 ppg through an entire season, and grabbed 27 boards, too.
He was arguably the most notable rebounding machine to play on a NBA hardwood,period.During his 15 years of pro basketball,he won the rebound titles 11 times in that period while winning 7 scoring titles as well
His height didn't make him great,it was the fantastic physical abilities combined with his skills. He was more then dunks.He had the fade away, finger role, and the hook shot.He posted the most insane and by far untouchable numbers ever
He was also phenomenal defender as well,who would likely been No.2 (or No.1) had blocks been as a official stat.His steals total would be high as well.He is one of the most all-around players ever,for who many believe he recorded quadruple double before it became official.
Overall,Wilt could be a strong choice for the honor of best basketball player ever and if you select him,it isn't a bad call.
-2x NBA Champion
-2x Finals MVP
-Rookie Of The Year
-All Star Game MVP
-9x All NBA Selections (7x All-First)
-2x All-First Defensive Teams (the honor came late in his career)
-Elected to the Hall Of Fame
-One of the 50 greatest players ever in the NBA History
-NBA 35th Anniversary Team
-NBA All Time leader in rebounding (both in total and per game)
-7x scoring titles
-11x rebounding titles (most ever)
-Only non guard ever to lead the NBA in assists
-Holds 60 out of the 72 records in the league's history
-Scored 100 points in a single game ever