4. Wilt Chamberlain
Wilt the Stilt, the Big Dipper, Dippy, the Dipper. Wilt Chamberlain was a very unique basketball player. His attitude and personality was perfect for Los Angeles and the Lakers. He was a dynamic scorer, a big name, and a ladies man. Wilt once scored 100 points in one game and claims to scoring with 20,000 women in his life.
Chamberlain spent his last five seasons with the Lakers, after making stops with the Warriors and Sixers. He averaged 19.3 points per game and19.1 rebounds per game. These stats are amazing for a guy who was finishing his career. Although his free throw shooting was horrendous, Chamberlain was still an unstoppable force.
While playing for the Lakers, Chamberlain won a title, ’72, a Finals MVP, ’72, and two regular season MVPs, ’72 and ’73. Wilt played along side the logo, Jerry West, and the great Elgin Baylor. Even with the star-studded team, the Lakers were not that successful during that era. Chamberlain did not spend much time with the Lakers, but eventually had his jersey retired.
He is one of the greatest players in NBA history for all the success he had playing for the Warriors, Sixers and Lakers. He is most-known for his 100 point performance, and not much for his time with the Lakers. Wilt Chamberlain would have been ranked higher if he had spent more time with the Lakers and accomplished more.
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