Ϧݺնϣ – ŶӳΪءŲףWilt ChamberlainԵĿ֮NBA˽̸ôɥļһʣֻǮɥЩ
“No, I never really thought I’d do it,” Wilt admitted to an inquisitor. “But I guess everybody else did. I heard it and saw it written a hundred times. But I wasn’t fool enough to say, or even believe, anything like that.”
Philadelphia Coach Frank McGuire was one of those on record as predicting Wilt’s 100.
“Remember back in December when he got the 78 against Los Angeles?” McGuire said. “I told you guys (the reporters covering the Warriors’ games) that he’d get 100 points some day.
Forecast Made in Anger
“Actually, I said that in a moment of anger. The Lakers had been playing three and four men on Wilt that night, and I was mad at the refs for not getting them off his back.
“We all knew he was capable of 100. But begin to think just what it takes to score that much. Why if you or I went to a gym alone it would take us almost a half hour to make enough for a 100 points.
“But tonight was a wonderful thrill. I remember the first time a team I coached scored a 100. Now this. It’s almost unbelievable. He deserves all the praise in the world.
“And,” McGuire added, “it’s a great tribute to his teammates.”
But Frank was a little late lauding the rest of the Warriors. Wilt already had done it.
“It took a lot of effort for me, Chamberlain said in most sincere tones, “but it was just as big an effort for the team. It wouldn’t have been close to possible to do this if they didn’t want it for me as much as I did.
“That’s what makes it so important to me. They wanted me to do it, and so did the fans.”
Paul Arizin, the Warriors’ 10-year veteran who ranks as the second-greatest career scorer in NBA history, shook his head in disbelief.
“I never thought I would see it happen when I broke into the league,” Arizin said. “But when Wilt came along, I knew he’d do it some day.
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