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Was Wilt Chamberlain the GOAT of basketball?

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  1. chardog That's President Donald Trump

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    Growing up, heard all sorts of stories about wilt and his records, and many dismissed his weak era. But with YouTube, I sort have went down the wilt rabbit hole with some impressive stats and info.

    he runs a 4.4 40 yard.... insane for a 7’ giant
    48” vertical, so he’s very tall and has the most impressive vertical in all of NBA.
    Assist leader for two years
    Bill Russell claims was the best to ever play.
    Ran faster than NFL hall of fame Jim brown
    7’8” wingspan
    Was asked to stop scoring at the end of his career to allow for his team mates to score. Average center during his Era was 6’11
    MVP and rookie of the year and has the highest PPG that year that nobody else has surpassed.
    2000 rebounds in a season
    Only player to win scoring and rebounds record in the same season, and did it six times.
    only player to score 40 points AND have 40 rebounds in a game and he did it 6 times.
    Bench 600lbs
    Tricep extensions of 170lbs, while Arnold and his buddies could only do 150.
    Ran a 10.9 100yard
    High jump of 6’11”
    Triple jump of 50ft

    his athletic + physical traits far surpass any human alive, past or present.
     
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  2. Alexander de great

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    It wasnt very competitive back then. One of the greats for sure!
     
  3. Zoolander Purple Belt

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    For me he deserves a place in the discussion for sure. He played in the best basketball league in the world & absolutely dominated it like no man before or since. What more can you ask of a player? He, MJ, & Lebron are the only acceptable answers imo
     
  4. THE MARTIAN MCGA

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    No. Not even top 5.
     
  5. Zoolander Purple Belt

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    I'll post this here too

     
  6. THE MARTIAN MCGA

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    A video spanning three decades and multiple players highlights will obviously paint them in a good light
     
  7. Zoolander Purple Belt

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    3 decades?
     
  8. Revolver you sound poor

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    Wilt would be a bench role player in today’s nba.
     
  9. Zoolander Purple Belt

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    How's a 7'2 300 lb guy who's the strongest & most athletic big in the league going to be a bench role player? He's the most gifted athlete in league history. Show some respect!
     
  10. Alexander de great

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    Now you talking bull mr, blue.
     
  11. robertcop2 I’ll be back.

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    Wilt had sex with more than 10,000 women.

    But no, maybe top 5 center, but Kareem, Hakeem and Shaq are definitely ahead.
     
  12. THE MARTIAN MCGA

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    I'll give you that he might be the most athletic big in the league, but he certainly wouldn't be the strongest. And being the most athletic big in the league hasnt down anything for JaVale McGee
     
  13. Zoolander Purple Belt

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    Who's stronger? I'm sure you've heard the anecdotes from Arnold & Wilt's contemporaries. I don't even know who you could be considering as stronger...

    Wilt has 2 inches & 60 pounds on that knucklehead (I still love you Javale) & is more athletic. You insult Wilt's memory bringing Javale's name into the convo lol
     
  14. robertcop2 I’ll be back.

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    "Wilt would be a bench role player in today’s nba." - Ryan Hollins.
     
  15. THE MARTIAN MCGA

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    You can't look at wilts scrawny arms and tell me he was physically stronger than Drummond, Embiid, JV ect. Wilt bulked up after his career.
     
  16. robertcop2 I’ll be back.

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    I love when you guys simply transport players from an era to the modern days without giving them all the benefits modern players have. Really shows how dumb you are @PRESIDENT TRUMP , and I think it's hilarious.

    Might as well say Wilt could not be playing today because he is dead. Dumb.
     
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  17. Zoolander Purple Belt

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    I don't know the circumference of his arms but I know that everyone who ever played against him, coached against him, or worked out with him said he had freakish strength. I think its pretty much a consensus that Wilt is the strongest player in NBA history.
     
  18. Zoolander Purple Belt

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    This is an issue of mine as well. Imo rather than dropping 1960s Wilt off from his time machine into the middle of a game in 2020, we should imagine what he'd be like if he was born in 1995.
     
  19. THE MARTIAN MCGA

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    Wilts strength, and abilities have reached mythical levels. He's up there with Bruce Lee. Wilts often cited as a track and field superstar, but the facts suggest otherwise. His claim to have benched 500 pounds is beyond ridiculous, given the length of his arms. I take everything i see and read about wilt with a grain of salt, and instead watch him play basketball.
     
  20. THE MARTIAN MCGA

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    But that isn't the topic of conversation
     

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