However, when asked about ONeal as a player. To be fair, Shaq's parents are taller than average. Wilt never broke a rim in an NBA game as far as I know. 7ft 1 (218.1 cm) Former American Basketball Player. Wilt Chamberlain and Shaquille O'Neal will forever be linked together since they were both physically dominant superstars that changed the game and rulebooks forever. Wilt Chamberlain had more competition back in his day than there is today. Right when he entered the league and was averaging 34/16 or the early Laker years where his stats were slightly less but most considered him the best player by far? Not only because of their overlapping histories, but because of their shared approaches. He'd average well over 20 points and a fraction over seven assists, also. Wilt heaves a long sigh. Yet when asked if he liked him, Chamberlain responded that he liked him quite a bit and that he brought something to the table as a celebrity. The biggest misconception on Wilt is that he dominated because the game had no competition, which is just wrong and senseless. He was a track sprinter and high jumper. And allegedly stronger and faster than either of them as well. Wilt Chamberlain . Shaq worries opponents; Wilt inspired terror. I suspect his shoe will go into the Hall of Fame because of its size, said Ashevilles coach, Eddie Biedenbach. Did you know that Tim Robbins is in actual fact taller than Michael Richards (Kramer in Seinfeld)? George and North Carolina-Asheville face No. Wilt ran a sub-eleven second 100m, a forty-nine second 400m in sweats, and a 1:58.3 second 800m. The following season he was at 265 pounds, before finally getting up to 395 pounds in his final title in Los Angeles. When you think of dominance, Shaquille O'Neal is the first player that comes to mind. Ive been sitting around contemplating a few things, Wilt says. Getting 50-some points, or even 60-some, wasn't news when Wilt did it. Duncan wasn't exactly an exciting player to watch, but he was definitely one of the most efficient to ever play basketball. His parents separated when he was 2 years old, and his father, Ken Sr., received primary custody of his only son. He also has the only 20-20-20 (pts reb assists) game in NBA history. He had a lot of interests besides basketball. The physical play was so rough against him that Wilt actually retired after his rookie year. Wilt Chamberlain is a two-time NBA champion, a Finals MVP, a four-time league MVP, a 13-time All-Star, and an All-Star Game MVP. They never compared Bill Walton to me. Aside from being a 7-foot tall giant, his body mass was insane too. Dwight Howard is the "best" center in the NBA today, and he has NO POST GAME. "For me, the top two are no-brainers: Kareem and Wilt," Sharpe said. 10. And as Shaq revealed on the "NBA on TNT" earlier this year, he got to nearly 400 pounds during his time with the Lakers. In search of a size 25, VanderMeulen appealed to college and N.B.A. Heights are barefeet estimates, derived from quotations, official websites, agency resumes, in person encounters with actors at conventions and pictures/films. // Wechat Group Note Edit, Aloha Collection Sale, Power Bi Difference Between Two Dates In Same Column, Aeries Student Portal Gilroy Unified School District, Idaho High School Basketball State Tournament 2021, Articles W