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Wilton Norman

June 29, 2012

 

Wilton Norman  

   

Wilton Norman “wilt” Chamberlain ( August 21, 1936 – October 12, 1999) was an American basketball player. He played for the Philadelphia/ San Francisco Warriors, the Philadelphia 76rs. and the Los Angeles Lakers of the NBA; he played for the University of Kansasand also for  the Harlem Globetrotters before playing in the NBA.

The7 foot I inch Chamberlain weighed 250 ponds as a rookie before bulking up to 275 and eventually to over 300 pounds with the Lakers. He played the center position and is widely considered one of the greatest  and most dominant players in NBA history. Chamberlain holds numerous NBA all-times records in  scoring, rebounding and durability categories. He is the only player to score100 points in a single NBA game or average more than 40 and 50 points in season. After his basketball career, volleyball became Chamberlain’s new passion; being a talented hobby volleyballer during his Lakers days, he be came board member of the newly founded international  Volleyball Association in 1974 and became its president one year later.        

 From :- Navneet Newshouse

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