That time Wilt Chamberlain went to the Parthenon with a badass sword


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Wilt Chamberlain is often considered to be in the pantheon of legendary NBA players, and in 1969 he paid a visit to a place of legend.

The 7’1” center had become the highest paid player in the NBA when he finished college and joined the Philadelphia Warriors in 1959

He was a dominant force on the court, smashing eight NBA records and being named MVP in his rookie year. In 1962, he became the first — and, to date, only — NBA player to score 100 points in a single game.

He was traded to the 76ers in 1965 and helped lead them to a title in 1967. As he achieved glory and fame on the court, his lavish lifestyle and prodigious womanizing became infamous. Read more…

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