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Wilt chamberlain vs. Kareem-Abdul Jabbar
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ake15
Nov 22, 2011
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Wilt chamberlain, Average huge amounts of points and is still the only player to score 100 in the NB


jonjax71
Nov 22, 2011
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Congrats and cheers to the creator of this debate, this is a great debate that will never be resolved, it has been a heated argument for over 30 years in sports and basketball circles-similar to other sports debates, greatest fighter, greatest heavyweight, best QB, best running back, best hitter, centerfielder, pitcher etc etc

I've been a fan of both of these dominant players since 1960 when as a ten year old I began following sports. When Kareem was still Lew Alcindor at Power memorial High School in Harlem in the early 60s, he was already making headlines around the nation, then he came out here to UCLA in 1966. Lew was mentored by Wilt, they were jazz fans and Wilt took him to the clubs and schooled him on jazz.By the way Wilt is the all time leading rebounder with over 22,000 rebounds. Wilt was the better athelete as he was a track n field star, a world class volleyball player as well, yet I'd take Kareem first and Wilt second. Hakeem, Russell, Thurmond, Shaq next up, I'll chime in more later but no time now

 
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Kareem-Abdul Jabbar, Stastically the best NBA play rebounds better then anyone ever has, and mastere


jonjax71
Nov 22, 2011
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Although Wilton Norman Chamberlain was the superior athelete, Kareem is the greatest center to have played the game of basketball. As mentioned by Akre, his Skyhook was unstoppable, a shot he developed in college when the NCAA banned dunking. On the suggestion of the Westwood Genius, John Wooden, Lew perfected the hookshot with a new twist, hence the Skyhook. Wilt was superiror to Bill Russell as a player in all aspects except one, the mental game, Wilt lacked the intensity of Russ, the will to win, that's why Bill's teams beat Wilt's team most of the time-even when Wilt's teammates were better e.g 1967, 1968 with the 76ers and then 1969 with the Lakers. Those 3 years Wilt's team was better but they only beat the Keltics once in 1967.

i remember the game when Kareem broke Wilt's all-time scoring record, it was in Las Vegas where the Lakers used to play a few home ganes every year, anyway, Wilt was there and when the game was stopped to give abdul-Jabbar the ball, The Big Dipper came out and shook Kareem's hand. In the 70's Kareem and Wilt drifted apart because of politics, Kareem is an intelligent, highly educated progressivew, while Wilt although also well educated was a conservative Republican and a Nixon supporter, pro Viet Nam and didn't do sqaut for civil rights, a struggle Kareen was a part of. Look for the clip of Muhammad Ali refusing to be drafted and see the sports stars who were there, it'll tell you a lot

 
ake15
Nov 22, 2011
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Kareem-Abdul Jabbar, in my own opinion and others he is statistically the best player in the NBA of all time. He has over 35,000 career points and over 17,000 rebounds in his career. One of the best deciding factors is that the Sky Hook is virtually unstoppable, If the fact that his height gets it over you anyways the distance between the man and the ball is going to stop you from stopping it because he starts the shot from behind him. Kareem i think has it but this is just my opinion. Argue with me.

 
ake15
Nov 28, 2011
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Statistically Kareem is the best. All of his stats except for maybe rebounding is more superior then Wilt. But this might be due to that at one point they played for the same team. If they had been split what would the statistics be then? think about that.

 


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