Team: Philadelphia Warriors (1959-1962), San Francisco Warriors (1962-1965), Philadelphia 76ers (1965-1968), Los Angeles Lakers (1968-1973) Titles: two (1967, 1972)
Honors: 13-time All-Star, four-time MVP (1960, 1966, 1967, 1968); Finals MVP (1972), Rookie of the Year (1960), seven-time All NBA First Team, three-time All NBA Second Team, Hall of Fame.
It came down to "The Stilt" and Kareem Abdul-Jabaar. Kareem obviously had the longevity and scoring, but it was hard for me to argue that Wilt was and still is the most dominating player of all-time.
He was known as unstoppable during his playing days. That seems to be about right when a guy scores 100 points in a game.
Wilt was the most iconic player of his entire era.
It seemed like whatever Wilt wanted to do he could do. If he wanted to score at will, he could. If he wanted to grab every rebound there was to be had, he could do that too.
His numbers are out of this world, and I would want that kind of production on my team.
He led the league in scoring his first seven years and rebounds 11 times. I was amazed to learn that he even led the league in assists once!
Some may argue that he only won two championships, but all of the other players that can be argued against him had at least one superstar alongside them.
Was there more impressive a statistic than Wilt's 100 point game? How about Chamberlain AVERAGING 50 PPG and 25.7 RPG for an entire season! Absolutely incredible, and numbers that will never be seen again.
There were other players who could have appeared on this list at center, but if I had to go to battle with just one, "The Stilt" would be my choice, hands down.
Just look at his career stats:
PPG- 30.1, RPG- 22.9, Assists- 4.4, 54 percent FG percentage