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Wilt Chamberlain (1936–1999)

Wilton Norman Chamberlain was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Olivia Ruth (Johnson), a domestic worker, and William Chamberlain, a welder, custodian, and handyman. Wilt didn't come from a race of giants as many thought. Both his parents were no bigger than 5-9, but as a young boy he began a growth spurt which would eventually stop when he ... See full bio »

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Played in professional basketball league in USA as center. He played in several teams such as Philadelphia and the L.A. Lakers. He is the player who got the highest personal score in a game (100 points). See more »

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3 Print Biographies | 1 Interview | 7 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 5 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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7' 1" (2.16 m)
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Nobody roots for Goliath.

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NBA Rookie of the Year (1960). See more »

Trademark:

A Gentle Giant

Nickname:

The Big Dipper

Star Sign:

Leo

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