Wilt Chamberlain

Wilt Chamberlain

American basketball player (1936–1999)
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Wilton Norman Chamberlain ( CHAYM-bər-lin; August21, 1936 – October12, 1999) was an American professional basketball player. Standing 7 ft 1 in (2.16 m) tall, he played center in the National Basketball Association (NBA) for 14 seasons. Widely regarded as one of the greatest basketball players of all time, Chamberlain was enshrined in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1978 and elected to the NBA's 35th, 50th, and 75th anniversary teams. Following his professional basketball career, Chamberlain played volleyball in the short-lived International Volleyball Association (IVA). He served one term as league president and is enshrined in the IVA Hall of Fame. Renowned for his strength, he played the antagonist in the 1984 Arnold Schwarzenegger film Conan the Destroyer. Chamberlain was also a lifelong bachelor and became well known for his claim of having had sex with 20,000 women.

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Wilt Chamberlain was born on Friday, 21 August 1936 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. His full name at birth was Wilton Norman Chamberlain. He was best known as a professional basketball player. Chamberlain's country of citizenship (nationality) was American. He died on Tuesday, 12 October 1999 in Bel-Air, California, USA at the age of 63. He is buried at Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend. Wilt attended high school at Overbrook in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. For university, he studied at University of Kansas. Politically, he was affiliated with the Republican Party (USA). He was 7' 1" (216 cm) tall and weighed 320 lbs (145 kg) with an athletic build. He had dark brown eyes and black hair (color). His net worth was reported to be $10,000,000 US dollars. His zodiac star sign was Leo.

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Full name at birth
Wilton Norman Chamberlain
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Claim to fame
only player in NBA history to average more than 40 and 50 points in a season or score 100 points in a single NBA game
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Date of birth
21 August 1936
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Place of birth
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
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Date of death
12 October 1999
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Age
63 (age at death)
Place of death
Bel-Air, California, USA
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Cause of death
Cardiac arrest while sleeping
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Resting place
Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend
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Former Pro Basketball Player, Actor, Writer, Producer
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7' 1" (216 cm)
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Weight
320 lbs (145 kg)
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16 US
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Net worth
$10,000,000 USD
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High school
Overbrook in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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University
University of Kansas
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Nobody roots for Goliath.

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