List of career achievements by Wilt Chamberlain

List of career achievements by Wilt Chamberlain

This article concerns the career achievements of National Basketball Association (NBA) Hall-of-Fame player Wilt Chamberlain, who holds numerous NBA records setting yardsticks in scoring, rebounding and durability categories. Among others, he is the only player in NBA history to average more than 50 points in a season or score 100 points in a single game. He also won seven scoring, nine field goal percentage, and eleven rebounding titles in addition to an assist title.cite web | last=espn.com | first= | title= Chamberlain towered over NBA | url=http://espn.go.com/nba/news/1999/1012/110493.html | date=2007-02-10 ]

With an assortment of fadeaway jump shots, his favorite one-hand finger-roll and powerful dunks in the low post,cite web | last=Deford | first=Frank | title= Just doing fine, my man | url= http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/basketball/news/1999/10/12/wilt_at_50/ | date=2007-02-10 ] cite web | last=Lazenby | first=Roland | title= Big Norman| url= http://www.hoopshype.com/articles/wilt_lazenby.htm | date=2007-02-14 ] he scored 31,419 points, grabbed 23,924 rebounds, averaging 30.06 points (second best all time) and 22.9 rebounds (all-time leader) and was also very durable, standing on the hardwood an average 45.8 minutes.cite web | last=basketball-reference.com | first= | title= Wilt Chamberlain Statistics | url= http://www.basketball-reference.com/players/c/chambwi01.html| date=2007-02-14 ]

For his feats, Chamberlain was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame (1978), elected one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History (1996), ranked #2 in SLAM Magazine's Top 75 NBA Players of all time in 2003 and #13 in ESPN list "Top North American athletes of the century".cite web | title=ESPN: Top N. American athletes of the century | url=http://espn.go.com/sportscentury/athletes.html | date=2007-03-05] In honour of Chamberlain, his jerseys have been retired five times, by respectively the University of Kansas, the Harlem Globetrotters, and the Warriors, 76ers and Lakers franchises.cite web | last=hoophall.com | first= | title= Wilt Chamberlain Biography | url= http://www.hoophall.com/halloffamers/Chamberlain.htm | date=2007-02-10 ]

Chamberlain-Russell rivalry

From a historical NBA perspective, the rivalry between Chamberlain and his perennial nemesis Bill Russell is cited as the greatest on-court rivalry of all time.cite web | last=hoophall.com | first= | title= Wilt Chamberlain Biography | url= http://www.hoophall.com/halloffamers/Chamberlain.htm | date=2007-02-10 ] Its significance is documented by the 2005 book "The Rivalry" by sports journalist John Taylor. It was somewhat lopsided, as Russell’s Celtics won 7-1 series against Chamberlain’s Warriors, Sixers and Lakers teams, and went 57-37 in the regular season and 29-20 in the playoffs against them.cite web | last=Schwartz | first=Larry | title= A revolutionary force | url=http://espn.go.com/sportscentury/features/00131528.html | date=2007-02-10 ] To Chamberlain's credit, Russell was surrounded by a half-dozen Hall-of-Famers virtually all his career, [In every year from 1955-69, at least five of following Hall-of-Fame players: Bob Cousy, John Havlicek, Tom Heinsohn, K. C. Jones, Sam Jones, Frank Ramsey, Tom Sanders, Bill Sharman] while Chamberlain at best had two enshrined team mates in his teams. [Hall-of-Famers who played with Chamberlain -- Warriors: Paul Arizin, Tom Gola; Sixers: Hal Greer, Billy Cunningham; Lakers: Jerry West, Elgin Baylor, Gail Goodrich; however, Baylor had a crippling career-ending injury when Goodrich came] and that Chamberlain outscored Russell 30 to 14.2 per game and outrebounded him 28.2 to 22.9 in the regular season, and also in the playoffs, he outscored him 25.7 to 14.9 and outrebounded him 28 to 24.7.cite web | last=Schwartz | first=Larry | title= A revolutionary force | url=http://espn.go.com/sportscentury/features/00131528.html | date=2007-02-10 ]

However, Russell and Chamberlain were best friends in private life. Russell never considered him his rival and disliked the term, instead pointing out that they rarely talked about basketball when they were alone. When Chamberlain died in 1999, Chamberlain’s nephew stated that Russell was the second person he was ordered to break the news to.cite web | last = Russell | first = Bill | title = Chat Transcript: Celtics Legend Bill Russell @ celtics.com | url=http://www.nba.com/celtics/chat/russell_050228.html | accessdate = 2006-12-01 ]

Rule changes

Chamberlain's impact on the game is also reflected in the fact that he was directly responsible for several rule changes in the NBA, including widening the lane to try to keep him farther away from the hoop, institute offensive goaltending and revise rules governing inbounding the ball and shooting free throws.cite web | last=espn.com | first= | title= Chamberlain towered over NBA | url=http://espn.go.com/nba/news/1999/1012/110493.html | date=2007-02-10 ] cite web | last=Sheridan | first=Chris | title= Until his dying day, Wilt was invincible | url= http://espn.go.com/nba/news/1999/1012/110842.html | date=2007-02-10 ] Among others, Chamberlain was physically capable of converting foul shots via a slam dunk. When his dunks practically undermined the difficulty of a foul shot, the NBA banned his modus operandi.cite web | last=espn.com | first= | title= Chamberlain towered over NBA | url=http://espn.go.com/nba/news/1999/1012/110493.html | date=2007-02-10 ] cite web | last=Sheridan | first=Chris | title= Until his dying day, Wilt was invincible | url= http://espn.go.com/nba/news/1999/1012/110842.html | date=2007-02-10 ] In basketball history, pundits have stated that the only other player who forced such a massive change of rules is 6 ft 10 in Minneapolis Lakers center George "Mr. Basketball" Mikan, who played a decade before Chamberlain and also caused many rule changes designed to thwart so-called "big men".cite web | last=Lawrence | first=Mitch | title= Chamberlain's feats the stuff of legend | url= http://espn.go.com/nba/columns/lawrence_mitch/110858.html | date=2007-02-10 ]

The 100-point game

: "Main article: Wilt Chamberlain's 100-point game "

On March 2, 1962, in a 169-147 Warriors victory over the New York Knicks at Hersheypark Arena in Hershey, Pennsylvania, Chamberlain scored 100 points in a standard regulation game, 59 in the second half alone, mainly victimising Knicks reserve center Darrall Imhoff. He became the first and only NBA player in history to score 100 points.cite web | last=nba.com | first= | title= Wilt Scores 100! | url=http://espn.go.com/nba/columns/lawrence_mitch/110858.html | date=2007-02-14 ] No video footage exists of this achievement because the game was not televised, although there is an audio recording of the game's radio broadcast. For the game, Chamberlain ended with 100 points, going 36-of-63 from the field and 28-of-32 from the free throw line. Chamberlain also grabbed 25 rebounds in that game.cite web | last=nba.com | first= | title= Wilt Scores 100! | url=http://espn.go.com/nba/columns/lawrence_mitch/110858.html | date=2007-02-14 ]

Reputation

Although racking up some of the most impressive statistics in the history of Northern American professional sports, but winning "just" two NBA championships, and losing seven out of eight playoffs series against the Boston Celtics teams of his nemesis and best friend Bill Russell, Chamberlain was often called "selfish" and a "loser".cite web | last=Schwartz | first=Larry | title= Wilt battled loser label | url=http://espn.go.com/sportscentury/features/00014133.html | date=2007-02-10 ] Frank Deford of ESPN stated that Chamberlain was caught in a lose-lose situation: "If you [Chamberlain] win, everybody says, 'Well, look at him, he's that big.' If you lose, everybody says, 'How could he lose, a guy that size?' "cite web | last=Schwartz | first=Larry | title= A revolutionary force | url=http://espn.go.com/sportscentury/features/00131528.html | date=2007-02-10 ] Chamberlain himself often said: "Nobody roots for Goliath."cite web | last=Schwartz | first=Larry | title= Wilt battled loser label | url=http://espn.go.com/sportscentury/features/00014133.html | date=2007-02-10 ]

Similar to later superstar Shaquille O'Neal, Chamberlain was also target of criticism because of his bad free throw shooting. He connected on an abysmal .511 average, including a career low of .380 during the 1967-68 season.cite web | last=basketball-reference.com | first= | title= Wilt Chamberlain Statistics | url= http://www.basketball-reference.com/players/c/chambwi01.html| date=2007-02-14 ] Countless suggestions were offered; he shot them underhanded, one-handed, two-handed, from the side of the circle, from well behind the line. Once, Sixers coach Alex Hannum suggested to him to shoot his famous fadeaway jumpshot as a foul shot; but Chamberlain was too scared to bring even more attention to his one great failing.cite web | last=Deford | first=Frank | title= Just doing fine, my man | url= http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/basketball/news/1999/10/12/wilt_at_50/ | date=2007-02-10 ]

Furthermore, Chamberlain damaged his reputation in an April 1965 article with "Sports Illustrated". In an interview entitled "My Life In A Bush League", he criticized his fellow players, coaches, and NBA administrators.cite web | last=bookrags.com | first= | title= Wilt Chamberlain | url=http://www.bookrags.com/biography/chamberlain-wilt-1936-sjpc-01/ | date=2007-02-15 ] Chamberlain later commented that he could see in hindsight how the interview could have been instrumental in hurting his public image. ]

However, contemporary colleagues were often terrified to play against Chamberlain. Bill Russell regularly feared to get embarrassed by Chamberlain,cite web | last=Lazenby | first=Roland | title= Big Norman| url= http://www.hoopshype.com/articles/wilt_lazenby.htm | date=2007-02-14 ] Walt Frazier called his dominance on the court “comical”,cite web | last=espn.com | first= | title= Reaction to a basketball legend’s death | url= http://espn.go.com/nba/news/1999/1012/110738.html| date=2007-02-10 ] and when 6 ft 10 in 270-pound Hall-of-Fame center Bob Lanier was asked about the most memorable moment of his career, Lanier answered: “When Wilt Chamberlain lifted me up and moved me like a coffee cup so he could get a favorable position.”cite web | last=Deford | first=Frank | title= Just doing fine, my man | url= http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/basketball/news/1999/10/12/wilt_at_50/ | date=2007-02-10 ]

List of records and feats

Chamberlain is holder of 72 NBA all-time records, 63 of which he holds by himself.cite web | last=nba.com/history | first= | title= Wilt Chamberlain’s NBA Records | url=http://www.nba.com/encyclopedia/wilts_records.html | date=2007-04-22 ] Among his records are several which are regarded as virtually unbreakable, such as averaging 22.9 rebounds for a career or 50.4 points in a regular season, scoring 100 points or 55 rebounds in a single game, scoring 65 points or more fifteen times, 50 or more points 118 times.cite web | last=Schwartz | first=Larry | title= Wilt battled loser label | url=http://espn.go.com/sportscentury/features/00014133.html | date=2007-02-10 ] cite web | last=hoophall.com | first= | title= Wilt Chamberlain Biography | url= http://www.hoophall.com/halloffamers/Chamberlain.htm | date=2007-02-10 ] During Chamberlain's time, defensive statistics like blocks and steals had not been recorded yet. However, according to Jack Ramsay, "Harvey (Pollack) said he used to tell one of his statisticians to keep track of Wilt's blocks in big games... One night, they got up to 25".Heisler, Mark: "Giants: Big Men Who Shook the NBA", page 14. Triumph Books]

NBA scoring records

: "See also: List of National Basketball Association top individual scoring season averages ": "See also: List of National Basketball Association top rookie scoring averages": "See also: List of National Basketball Association players with 60 or more points in a game": "See also: List of individual National Basketball Association scoring leaders by season"

*NBA Record - Most Points Per Game in a season (50.4 in the 1961-62):*Chamberlain also holds the next two highest with 44.8 in 1962-63 and 38.4 in 1960-61.
*NBA Record - Most Points in a season (4,029 in 1961-62):*Chamberlain holds the next highest with 3,586 in 1960-61
*NBA Record - Most Points Scored in a Game (100 vs. the New York Knicks on March 2, 1962)
*NBA Record - Most Points Scored in a Half (59 in the 2nd half vs. the New York Knicks on March 2, 1962)
*NBA Record - Most 50 Point Games in a season (45 times in 1961-62):*Chamberlain holds the next most with 30 in 1962-63. No other player has had more than 10.
*NBA Record - Most 40 Point Games in a season (63 times in 1961-62):*Chamberlain holds the next most with 52 in 1962-63. Michael Jordan holds third with 37 in 1986-87.
*NBA Record - Most Consecutive Seasons Leading League in Points Per Game (7):*Record shared with Michael Jordan.
*NBA Record - Most Career Regular Season 60 Point Games (32 times):*Michael Jordan is in second place with 4.
*NBA Record - Most Career Regular Season 50 Point Games (118 times):*Michael Jordan is in second place with 31.
*NBA Record - Most Career Regular Season 40 Point Games (271 times) [http://www.probasketballnews.com/friedman_031406.html ProBasketballNews.com ] ] :*Michael Jordan is in second place with 173.
*NBA Record - Most Consecutive 50 Point Games (7 times from December 16, 1961-December 29, 1961):*Chamberlain also holds the next three longest with 6 in 1962, 5 in 1961, and 5 in 1962
*NBA Record - Most Consecutive 40 Point Games (14 times from December 8, 1961-December 30, 1961 and also 14 times from January 11, 1962-February 1, 1962):*Chamberlain also has the next most with 10 from November 9, 1962 through November 25, 1962
*NBA Record - Most Consecutive 30 Point Games (65 from November 4, 1961-February 22, 1962):*Chamberlain holds the next two longest streaks with 31 in 1962 and 25 in 1960.
*NBA Record - Most Consecutive 20 Point Games (126 from October 19, 1961-January 19, 1963):*Chamberlain holds the next most with 92 from February 26, 1963 through March 18, 1964.
*NBA Record - Most points per game by a rookie (37.6 in 1959-60)
*NBA Record - Most points by a rookie (2,707 in 1959-60)
*NBA Record - Most points by a rookie in a game (58 on January 25, 1960 and 58 on February 21, 1960)
*NBA Record - Fewest Games Played to Reach 20,000 Points (499 achieved in 1966):*Michael Jordan, at 620 games, took the second fewest games.
*NBA Record - Fewest Games Played to Reach 25,000 Points (691, achieved on February 23, 1968 against the Detroit Pistons):*Michael Jordan, at 782 games, took the second fewest games.
*NBA Record - Fewest Games Played to Reach 30,000 Points (941, achieved on February 16, 1972 against the Phoenix Suns).
*NBA Record - Most consecutive seasons leading the league in field goals made (7 from 1959-60 through 1965-66):*Shared with Michael Jordan
*NBA Record - Most Field Goals Made in a season (1,597 in 1961-62):*Chamberlain holds the next three spots with 1,463 in 1962-63, 1,251 in 1960-61, and 1,204 in 1963-64
*NBA Record - Most Field Goals Attempted in a season (3,159 in 1961-62):*Chamberlain holds the next four highest with 2,770, 2,457, 2,311, and 2,298.
*NBA Record - Most Field Goals Made in a Game (36 vs. the New York Knicks on March 2, 1962):*Chamberlain holds the next highest with 31, and is tied (with Rick Barry) at third with 30
*NBA Record - Most Field Goals Attempted in a Game (63 vs. the New York Knicks on March 2, 1962):*Chamberlain holds the next two most with 62 and 60.
*NBA Record - Most Field Goals Made in a Half (22 in the 2nd half vs. the New York Knicks on March 2, 1962)
*NBA Record - Most Field Goals Attempted in a Half (37 vs. the New York Knicks on March 2, 1962 (2nd half)
*NBA Record - Most Field Goals Attempted in a Quarter (21 in the 4th quarter vs. the New York Knicks on March 2, 1962)
*NBA Record - Most Free Throws Made in a Game (28 vs. the New York Knicks on March 2, 1962):*Record shared with Adrian Dantley
*NBA Record - Most seasons leading the NBA in free throw attempts (9)
*NBA Record - Most consecutive seasons leading the NBA in free throw attempts (6 from 1959-60 through 1964-65)
*NBA Record - Most Free Throws Attempted in a season (1,363 in 1961-62):*Chamberlain also holds the next four spots with 1,113, 1,054, 1,016, and 991.
*NBA Record - Most Free Throws Attempted in a Game (34 vs. the St. Louis Hawks on February 22, 1962):*Chamberlain also holds second place with 32 on March 2, 1962.
*NBA Playoff Record - Most points by a rookie in a game (53 vs. the Syracuse Nationals on March 14, 1960):*Pulled down a rookie playoff record 35 rebounds in the same game.:*Chamberlain also scored 50 as a rookie against the Boston Celtics on March 22, 1960.
*NBA Playoff Record - Most field goals in a seven game series (113 vs. the St. Louis Hawks in 1964)
*NBA Playoff Record - Most field goals in a game (24 vs. the Syracuse Nationals on March 14, 1960):*Record shared with John Havlicek and Michael Jordan
*NBA Playoff Record - Most field goal attempts in a game (48 vs. the Syracuse Nationals on March 22, 1962):*Record shared with Rick Barry
*NBA Playoff Record - Most field goal attempts in a half (25 vs. the Syracuse Nationals on March 22, 1962):*Record shared with Elgin Baylor and Michael Jordan
*NBA Playoff Record - Most field goal attempts in a three game series (104 vs. the Syracuse Nationals in 1960)
*NBA Playoff Record - Most field goal attempts in a five game series (159 vs. the Syracuse Nationals in 1962)
*NBA All-Star Game Record - Points in a game (42 in 1962)
*NBA All-Star Game Record - Field goals in a game (17 in 1962):*Record shared with Michael Jordan and Kevin Garnett
*NBA All-Star Game Record - Field goals in a half (10 in 1962)
*NBA All-Star Game Record - Free throw attempts in a game (16 in 1962):*Chamberlain also holds the second most attempts in an All-Star Game with 15 in 1960.

Other selected scoring facts

*2nd highest career scoring average (30.06) — [record held by Michael Jordan]
*2nd most free throws made in a season (835 in 1961-62) — [record held by Jerry West]
*2nd most points in an NBA All-Star Game half (23 in 1962) — [record held by Glen Rice; 2nd place shared with Tom Chambers]

NBA rebounding records

: "See also: List of National Basketball Association top individual rebounding season averages ": "See also: List of National Basketball Association top rookie rebounding averages": "See also: List of National Basketball Association players with 40 or more rebounds in a game"

*NBA Record - Career Total Rebounds (23,924)
*NBA Record - Career Rebounds Per Game (22.9)
*NBA Record - Most seasons leading the league in rebounds (11)
*NBA Record - Most seasons with 1,000 or more rebounds (13)
*NBA Record - Rebounds Per Game in a season (27.2):*Chamberlain also holds the next two highest averages with 27.0 in 1959-60 and 25.7 in 1961-62)
*NBA Record - Total Rebounds in a season (2,149 in 1960-1961):*Chamberlain also holds the next six highest totals.
*NBA Record - Rebounds in a game (55, Philadelphia Warriors vs. Boston Celtics, November 24, 1960)
*NBA Record - Most rebounds per game by a rookie in a season (27.0)
*NBA Record - Most rebounds by a rookie in a season (1941)
*NBA Record - Most rebounds by a rookie in a game (45 on February 6, 1960):*Chamberlain, as a rookie, also grabbed 43 rebounds in one game, 42 in two others, and 40 in another.
*NBA Playoff Record - Most rebounds in a playoff game (41 against the Boston Celtics, on April 5, 1967).:*Game 3 victory in the Eastern Division finals.
*NBA Playoff Record - Most rebounds in a half (26 against the San Francisco Warriors on April 16, 1967):*Also an NBA Finals record.
*NBA Playoff Record - Highest rebounding average in a playoff series (32.0 in a five game series against the Boston Celtics in 1967).
*NBA Playoff Record - Most rebounds in a 5-game playoff series (160 against the Boston Celtics in 1967).
*NBA Playoff Record - Most rebounds in a 6-game playoff series (171 against the San Francisco Warriors in 1967).:*Also an NBA Finals record for a 6-game series.
*NBA Playoff Record - Most rebounds in a 7-game playoff series (220 against the Boston Celtics in 1965).
*NBA Playoff Record - Most rebounds by a rookie in a game (35 against the Boston Celtics on March 22, 1960):*Scored a then-playoff record 53 points (still a rookie record) in the same game (a game 5 victory).
*NBA All-Star Game Record - Most career rebounds in the NBA All-Star game (197).
*NBA All-Star Game Record - Most rebounds in a half (16 in 1960).:*Record shared with Bob Pettit

Other selected rebound facts

*2nd most consecutive seasons with 1,000+ rebounds (10) — [record held by Bill Russell]
*2nd most rebounds in a half (31 vs. the Boston Celtics on November 24, 1960) — [record held by Bill Russell]
*2nd most rebounds in a quarter (17 vs. the Syracuse Nationals on February 5, 1960) — [record held by Nate Thurmond, 2nd place is shared with three performances by Bill Russell]
*2nd most rebounds in a 3-game NBA Playoff series (69 vs. the Syracuse Nationals in 1961) — [record held by Bill Russell]
*2nd most rebounds in a 4-game NBA Playoff series (106 vs. the Cincinnati Royals in 1967) — [record held by Bill Russell]
*2nd most consecutive games 20+ rebounds in the NBA Finals (12 over a series of games in the 1964, 1967, and 1969 finals) — [record held by Bill Russell]
*2nd most consecutive games 30+ rebounds in the NBA Finals (2 in 1967 finals, 2 in 1969 finals) — [record held by Bill Russell; 2nd place is also shared by Bill Russell]
*2nd most rebounds in a 5-game NBA Finals (vs. Boston Celtics in 1967) — [record held by Bill Russell]
*2nd most rebounds in a 7-game NBA Finals (vs. Boston Celtics in 1969) — [record held by Bill Russell]
*3rd highest rebounding average in an NBA Finals series (28.5 in 1967) — [first two spots held by Bill Russell]
*Chamberlain is the only player to grab more than 2,000 rebounds in a single season: 2,149 rebounds in the 1960-61 season and 2,052 in 1961-62. :*Chamberlain's 1961-62 season stat line: 4,029 points (50.4 ppg) and 2,052 rebounds (25.7 rpg).

NBA versatility record

*NBA Record - Most consecutive triple-doubles with nine (March 8-20, 1968)

Other selected versatility facts

*Only player in NBA history to record a "double-triple-double" (20+ points, 20+ rebounds, 20+ assists in a game):*On February 2, 1968 against the Detroit Pistons, he logged 22 points, 25 rebounds and 21 assists. [http://www.nba.com/sixers/history/triple_doubles.html Triple Doubles ] ]
*Only player in NBA history to record a "quadruple double-double" (meaning two of either 40 points, 40 rebounds, or 40 assists in a single game). :*On November 4, 1959, Chamberlain, in his third game in the NBA, scored 41 points and grabbed a then-rookie record 40 rebounds against the Syracuse Nationals. :*On January 15, 1960, Chamberlain, as a rookie, scored 44 points and grabbed 42 rebounds against the Boston Celtics. :*On January 25, 1960, Chamberlain, as a rookie, scored an NBA rookie record 58 points and grabbed 42 rebounds against the Detroit Pistons. :*On February 6, 1960, Chamberlain, as a rookie, scored 44 points and grabbed an NBA rookie record 45 rebounds against the Detroit Pistons. :*On December 8, 1961, Chamberlain scored a then-record 78 points and collected 43 rebounds against the Los Angeles Lakers.
*After critics called him a one-dimensional (or even selfish) player, Chamberlain defiantly promised to lead the league in total assists the next season, which he did in 1968 at a rate of 8.6 per game.

NBA durability records

*NBA Record - Most seasons leading NBA in minutes played (8)
*NBA Record - Most consecutive seasons leading NBA in minutes played (5, from 1959-60 through 1963-64)
*NBA Record - Most career minutes played per game (45.8):*Bill Russell is second at 42.3
*NBA Record - Most minutes played in a season (3,882 in 1961-62):*Chamberlain also holds the next four most with 3,836 in 1967-68, 3,806 in 1962-63, 3,773 in 1960-61, and 3,737 in 1965-66
*NBA Record - Most minutes played per game for a season (48.5 in 1961-62):*Chamberlain holds the top 7 spots in this category:*Chamberlain's 3,882 minutes played out of the team's possible 3,890 left an average of six seconds rest per game.
*NBA Record - Most complete games in a season (79 out of 80 games in 1961-62)
*NBA Record - Most consecutive complete games in a season (47 in 1961-62)
*NBA Playoff Record - Highest average minutes per game in a playoff series (49.33 (296/6) against the New York Knicks in 1968)
*NBA Playoff Record - Most minutes played in a three game series (144 against the Syracuse Nationals in 1961)
*NBA Playoff Record - Most minutes played in a four game series (195 against the Cincinnati Royals in 1965 and 195 against the Atlanta Hawks in 1970):*Record shared with Jerry Lucas and Oscar Robertson.
*NBA Playoff Record - Most minutes played in a six game series (296 against the New York Knicks in 1968)
*NBA Finals Record - Most minutes played in a five game series (240 against the New York Knicks in 1973)
*Chamberlain never fouled out of a regular season or playoff game in his 14 years in the NBA.

NBA accuracy records

: "See also: List of National Basketball Association top individual field goal percentage seasons "
*NBA Record - Most seasons leading NBA in field goal percentage (9):*Tied with Shaquille O'Neal
*NBA Record - Most consecutive seasons leading NBA in field goal percentage (5, from 1964-65 through 1968-69):*Tied with Shaquille O'Neal
*NBA Record - Highest Field Goal Percentage in a season (72.7% in 1972-73):*Chamberlain also holds the second highest percentage with 68.3% in 1966-67
*NBA Record - Most consecutive field goals (35 from February 17, 1967 through February 28, 1967)
*NBA Record - Most field goals in a game without a miss (18-18, Philadelphia 76ers vs. the Baltimore Bullets on February 24, 1967):*Chamberlain also holds the next two most with 16-16 (March 19, 1967) and 15-15 (January 20, 1967)

Other selected accuracy facts

*2nd lowest career free throw percentage in NBA history [record held by Ben Wallace]
*2nd most free throws attempted in a game with "none" made (10 vs. the Detroit Pistons on 11/04/1960) — [record held by Shaquille O'Neal (12/08/2000)]

Accolades

In addition to his many statistical accomplishments, Chamberlain also had a successful career. He is a two-time NBA champion (1967, 1972) and a six-time NBA Finalist (1964, '67, '69, '70, '72, '73), was voted NBA regular season MVP four times (1959-60, 1965-66, 1966-67, 1967-68 seasons) and NBA Finals MVP once (1972), was elected into seven All-NBA First Teams (1960, '61, '62, '64, '66, '67, '68) and three All-NBA Second Teams ('63, '65, '72) and is with Wes Unseld one of two players to have won the Rookie of the Year and the NBA regular season MVP in the same year. In addition, he was voted NBA All-Star Game MVP 1960 and also made two All-Defensive First Teams (1972, '73).cite web | last=hoophall.com | first= | title= Wilt Chamberlain Biography | url= http://www.hoophall.com/halloffamers/Chamberlain.htm | date=2007-02-10 ]

*Rookie of the Year (1959-1960 season)
*NBA All-Star Game MVP 1960
*4x NBA regular season MVP (1959-60, 1965-66, 1966-67, 1967-68 seasons)
*7x All-NBA First Team (1960, '61, '62, '64, '66, '67, '68)
*3x All-NBA Second Team ('63, '65, '72)
*2x NBA champion (1967, '72)
*1x NBA Finals MVP (1972)
*2x All-Defensive First Team (1972, '73)
*Inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame (1978)
*One of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History (1996).
*Chamberlain ranked #2 in SLAM Magazine's Top 75 NBA Players of all time in 2003.
*Chamberlain ranked #13 in ESPN list of top athletes of the 20th century

References

External links

* [http://www.nba.com/encyclopedia/wilts_records.html Wilt Chamberlain’s NBA Records at nba.com/history]
* [http://www.hoophall.com/halloffamers/Chamberlain.htm Basketball Hall of Fame biography]
* [http://www.nba.com/history/players/chamberlain_summary.html NBA History: Wilt Chamberlain Summary]


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