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    Will there ever be a player that dominated his sport like Wilt did?

    He was before my time but the things he did were ridiculous. I watched a special on the NBA channel that was a tribute to his 100 point game. That '61-'62 season he did that in he AVERAGED 50 points and 27 rebounds a game. Jordan had 40 something 50 point games in his career and Wilt had more in one season. That same year he missed a total of 8 minutes the entire 80 game season and that was because he got thrown out of a game. They never took him out. He holds something like 90 records that stand to this day and a lot will never be broken(insert sex record joke). Dude was a freak of nature.

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    Re: Will there ever be a player that dominated his sport like Wilt did?

    No, and there might never be a man that will dominate females like Wilt did.

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    Re:Will there ever be a player that dominated his sport like Wilt did?

    Not possible.

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    Re: Will there ever be a player that dominated his sport like Wilt did?

    Tiger Woods has done it and will continue to do it. And of course Michael Jordan. Some would say Larry Legend.

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    Re: Will there ever be a player that dominated his sport like Wilt did?

    Quote Originally Posted by trapperjon View Post
    Tiger Woods has done it and will continue to do it. And of course Michael Jordan. Some would say Larry Legend.
    No and no. And no. And finally no.

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    Re: Will there ever be a player that dominated his sport like Wilt did?

    Quote Originally Posted by trapperjon View Post
    Tiger Woods has done it and will continue to do it. And of course Michael Jordan. Some would say Larry Legend.
    Tiger is the only one there that even begins to approach Wilt's dominance. The only active athlete who I would throw up right now would be Pujols, and he doesn't pass the test either.
    HawkeyeRyno's yearly assessment of Fran's recruiting:

    Really? Because judging by how many of Fran's top targets have committed elsewhere so far and Iowa has no commitments I'd say recruiting trail has been a struggle so far for Fran for the [insert current recruiting year] class.

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    Re: Will there ever be a player that dominated his sport like Wilt did?

    Quote Originally Posted by tm3308 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by trapperjon View Post
    Tiger Woods has done it and will continue to do it. And of course Michael Jordan. Some would say Larry Legend.
    Tiger is the only one there that even begins to approach Wilt's dominance. The only active athlete who I would throw up right now would be Pujols, and he doesn't pass the test either.
    Serious??? From a numbers/record standpoint its not even close.

    Wilt was doing chics on the side and over came it. Not his fault Tiger couldn't :)

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    Re: Will there ever be a player that dominated his sport like Wilt did?

    Fan reaction: Why Wilt Chamberlain is not considered the greatest of all time (and Jordan is) - NBA - Yahoo! Sports

    From article:

    Wilt Chamberlain is one of the most prolific and dominant players ever to play in the NBA. This is a fact seen in his numbers. Chamberlain holds the all-time records for most rebounds in a career and most rebounds per game in a career and he is nearly tied with Michael Jordan for the all-time highest point-per-game scoring average.

    Chamberlain holds the record for most points in a single game (100 points) as well as most rebounds in a single game (55). He had a season where he averaged 50-plus points per game and another where he averaged over 48 minutes-played per game, and it is said he never fouled out of a game…ever.

    Wilt "the Stilt" Chamberlain is the only player ever to score 4,000 points in a singe season.*

    Chamberlain was a four-time NBA MVP as well as an NBA Finals MVP ('72).

    This brief resume leaves many of Chamberlain's records and achievements out, but clearly points to the extremely high level of his abilities. Considering these accomplishments, why don't we talk about Wilt Chamberlain as a clear choice for the best NBA player of all-time?

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    Re: Will there ever be a player that dominated his sport like Wilt did?

    I think his rebound record was 55, but my favorite record from Wilt was that he never fouled out in over a thousand games.

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    Re: Will there ever be a player that dominated his sport like Wilt did?

    Quote Originally Posted by kcskip View Post
    I think his rebound record was 55, but my favorite record from Wilt was that he never fouled out in over a thousand games.

    It was in the same game with Bill Russell getting 53......unreal!

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    Re: Will there ever be a player that dominated his sport like Wilt did?

    Quote Originally Posted by HawkeyeHypnosis View Post
    Fan reaction: Why Wilt Chamberlain is not considered the greatest of all time (and Jordan is) - NBA - Yahoo! Sports

    From article:

    Wilt Chamberlain is one of the most prolific and dominant players ever to play in the NBA. This is a fact seen in his numbers. Chamberlain holds the all-time records for most rebounds in a career and most rebounds per game in a career and he is nearly tied with Michael Jordan for the all-time highest point-per-game scoring average.

    Chamberlain holds the record for most points in a single game (100 points) as well as most rebounds in a single game (55). He had a season where he averaged 50-plus points per game and another where he averaged over 48 minutes-played per game, and it is said he never fouled out of a game…ever.

    Wilt "the Stilt" Chamberlain is the only player ever to score 4,000 points in a singe season.*

    Chamberlain was a four-time NBA MVP as well as an NBA Finals MVP ('72).

    This brief resume leaves many of Chamberlain's records and achievements out, but clearly points to the extremely high level of his abilities. Considering these accomplishments, why don't we talk about Wilt Chamberlain as a clear choice for the best NBA player of all-time?
    That article actually argues against Wilt being the greatest player ever, and I agree with it. In his time, it was easy for a guy with his skill set to dominate.

    1. 7-footers were EXTREMELY rare.
    2. The lane was narrower, allowing him to play much closer to the basket than he would be today.

    Now, is Wilt the most dominant player of all time? Yes. But he's not the best of all time.
    HawkeyeRyno's yearly assessment of Fran's recruiting:

    Really? Because judging by how many of Fran's top targets have committed elsewhere so far and Iowa has no commitments I'd say recruiting trail has been a struggle so far for Fran for the [insert current recruiting year] class.

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    Re: Will there ever be a player that dominated his sport like Wilt did?

    Quote Originally Posted by tm3308 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by HawkeyeHypnosis View Post
    Fan reaction: Why Wilt Chamberlain is not considered the greatest of all time (and Jordan is) - NBA - Yahoo! SportsFrom article:Wilt Chamberlain is one of the most prolific and dominant players ever to play in the NBA. This is a fact seen in his numbers. Chamberlain holds the all-time records for most rebounds in a career and most rebounds per game in a career and he is nearly tied with Michael Jordan for the all-time highest point-per-game scoring average.Chamberlain holds the record for most points in a single game (100 points) as well as most rebounds in a single game (55). He had a season where he averaged 50-plus points per game and another where he averaged over 48 minutes-played per game, and it is said he never fouled out of a game�ever.Wilt "the Stilt" Chamberlain is the only player ever to score 4,000 points in a singe season.*Chamberlain was a four-time NBA MVP as well as an NBA Finals MVP ('72).This brief resume leaves many of Chamberlain's records and achievements out, but clearly points to the extremely high level of his abilities. Considering these accomplishments, why don't we talk about Wilt Chamberlain as a clear choice for the best NBA player of all-time?
    That article actually argues against Wilt being the greatest player ever, and I agree with it. In his time, it was easy for a guy with his skill set to dominate. 1. 7-footers were EXTREMELY rare.2. The lane was narrower, allowing him to play much closer to the basket than he would be today.Now, is Wilt the most dominant player of all time? Yes. But he's not the best of all time.
    I would agree with this.

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    Re: Will there ever be a player that dominated his sport like Wilt did?

    Quote Originally Posted by HawkeyeHypnosis View Post
    Fan reaction: Why Wilt Chamberlain is not considered the greatest of all time (and Jordan is) - NBA - Yahoo! Sports

    From article:

    Wilt Chamberlain is one of the most prolific and dominant players ever to play in the NBA. This is a fact seen in his numbers. Chamberlain holds the all-time records for most rebounds in a career and most rebounds per game in a career and he is nearly tied with Michael Jordan for the all-time highest point-per-game scoring average.

    Chamberlain holds the record for most points in a single game (100 points) as well as most rebounds in a single game (55). He had a season where he averaged 50-plus points per game and another where he averaged over 48 minutes-played per game, and it is said he never fouled out of a game…ever.

    Wilt "the Stilt" Chamberlain is the only player ever to score 4,000 points in a singe season.*

    Chamberlain was a four-time NBA MVP as well as an NBA Finals MVP ('72).

    This brief resume leaves many of Chamberlain's records and achievements out, but clearly points to the extremely high level of his abilities. Considering these accomplishments, why don't we talk about Wilt Chamberlain as a clear choice for the best NBA player of all-time?
    It's all about the rings. Russell won like 6 or 7 while Wilt was in his prime. Jordan had 5. But I believe Wilt did have 3 with 3 different teams. By the way he did also lead the league in assists one year.

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    Re:Will there ever be a player that dominated his sport like Wilt did?

    I don't feel Wilt was the greatest player but his dominance was amazing.

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    Re: Will there ever be a player that dominated his sport like Wilt did?

    Wilt had 5'10 white guys trying to body him up in the post.

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