1950’s High School Yearbook featuring students and faculty, activities and sports, candids, shots of the school and surrounding, and including graduating senior and future college and professional basketball phenomenon Wilt Chamberlain, who appears in class, basketball, clubs, and superlatives. Was already known to basketball fans when he was a high school player winning Philadelphia City Championships. This his senior year, he logged 74, 78, and 90 points in consecutive games, and over his high school career averaged 37.5 points per game. He later starred on the Kansas Jayhawks team, where in varsity debut, he scored 52 points and pulled 31 rebounds. He was first team All-American and went to the NCAA Championship game, dominating the tournament. In the NBA he was a 13-time All-Star, 7-time Scoring Leader, 11-time Rebounding Leader, 4-time NBA MVP, 2-time NBA Champion, led the league one year in Assists, was Rookie of the Year, and he had his jersey number #13 by the 76ers, Warriors, and the Lakers, as well as for the Harlem Globetrotters where he starred one season. He is the only NBA player to lead the league in 3 categories, and probably had a few years where he was the top shot blocker (though his friend and rival Bill Russell is widely considered the greatest in this category), and he broke more records than any other professional player in the games history. Chamberlain’s effect on the game was so great, that many rule changes had to be instituted in order to give other players and teams a chance against him. This including widening the lane to try to keep big men farther away from the hoop, instituting offensive goaltending and revising rules governing inbounding the ball and shooting free throws. (making it against the rules to inbound the ball over the backboard). Chamberlain had a 50-inch vertical leap (over 4 feet) and was physically capable of converting foul shots by dunking without a running start. (beginning his movement at the top of the key). When his dunks practically undermined the difficulty of a foul shot, both the NCAA and the NBA banned this. Chamberlain is also remembered for his 100-point game. Which is widely considered one of basketball’s greatest phenomenons. Decades after his record, many NBA. Did not even average 100 points, as fewer field goals per game were being attempted. The closest any player has gotten to 100 points was the Lakers Kobe Bryant. Who scored 81 in 2006. Bryant afterwards said Chamberlain’s record was unthinkable… Exhausting just to think about it. Chamberlain was ahead of his time, but Kobe did have some advantages, such as the 3-point shot, and Kobe was an excellent foul shooter while Chamberlain was terrible at the line. With integral spine and text and clean pages, with no must or mildew or missing pieces, with binding a little loose with no interior parts showing on inner boards or otherwise throughout the yearbook. Great rarity, beautiful and very scarce yearbook, showing the very early life and times of one of the game’s few greatest performers. Spanky’s Archive since 1986. Thank you for stopping by! 10 9 8 7 topps fleer rc #8 first card high grade p. S a spurs, philadelphia warriors, philly, philadelphia pennsylvania, big dipper, slam dunk, scoring champion, 1955 Wilt, pre-rookie, rookie, fc, low print, jerry west, bill russell, allen iverson, joel embiid. The item “1950’s HIgh School Yearbook with senior WILT CHAMBERLAIN 76ers Lakers Jayhawks” is in sale since Thursday, November 5, 2020. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Historical Memorabilia\Teaching & Education\Elementary & High Schools”. The seller is “spanky*s-archive” and is located in Iowa City, Iowa. This item can be shipped worldwide.
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