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Wilt Chamberlain smiles after scoring his 4,031st point (Credit: AP)

Wilt Chamberlain smiles after scoring his 4,031st point of the season in a Philadelphia Warriors-Chicago Packers game. The total was a new record. (March 15, 1962)

Wilt Chamberlain

One of the most dominant players in history, Wilt Chamberlain played in the NBA for 14 seasons. He is fourth all-time in total points, first all-time in total rebounds, and the only player in history to score 100 points in a game.

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Wilt Chamberlain is shown as a member of the Harlem Globetrotters' basketball team. (June 17, 1958)

Wilt Chamberlain is shown as a member of
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Wilt Chamberlain is shown as a member of the Harlme Globetrotters. (1959)

Wilt Chamberlain shown with the Harlem Globetrotters. (1959)
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Wilt Chamberlain shown with the Harlem Globetrotters. (1959)

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Wilt Chamberlain, of the Philadelphia Warriors, shoots over
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Wilt Chamberlain, of the Philadelphia Warriors, shoots over Boston defenders in Philadelphia. (March 1960)

Wilt Chamberlain of the Philadelphia Warriors holds a
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Wilt Chamberlain of the Philadelphia Warriors holds a sign reading "100" in the dressing room in Hershey, Pa., after he scored 100 points as the Warriors defeated the New York Knickerbockers 169-147. (March 2, 1962)

Wilt Chamberlain after the Lakers lost a series
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Wilt Chamberlain after the Lakers lost a series to the Knicks. (May 8, 1970)

Philadelphia 76ers' Wilt Chamberlain grabs a rebound over
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Philadelphia 76ers' Wilt Chamberlain grabs a rebound over New York Knicks' Walt Bellamy. (March 18, 1966)

Los Angeles Lakers' Wilt Chamberlain tries to shoot
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Los Angeles Lakers' Wilt Chamberlain tries to shoot over Boston Celtics' Bill Russell during NBA playoff action. (May 5, 1969)

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Wilt chamberlain, right, of the Los Angeles Lakers
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Wilt chamberlain, right, of the Los Angeles Lakers and Bill Russell of the Boston Celtics. (1969)

Gail Goodrich (left) (No. 11) of the Los

Gail Goodrich (left) (No. 11) of the Los Angeles Lakers moves in for a second period field goal despite tangling his neck with elbow of Wilt Chamberlain (right) of the Philadelphia 76ers. (Feb. 10, 1976)

Philadelphia Warriors' Wilt Chamberlain, right, scores his 100th
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Philadelphia Warriors' Wilt Chamberlain, right, scores his 100th point, setting an NBA record, during a game against the New York Knicks in Hershey, Pa. (March 3, 1962)

Wilt Chamberlain smiles after scoring his 4,031st point
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Wilt Chamberlain smiles after scoring his 4,031st point of the season in a Philadelphia Warriors-Chicago Packers game. The total was a new record. (March 15, 1962)

Wilt Chamberlain (13) of the Philadelphia Warriors, is
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Wilt Chamberlain (13) of the Philadelphia Warriors, is congratulated by teammates and fans who rushed onto the floor in Hershey, Pa., after Chamberlain scored his 100th points for an NBA record. (March 2, 1962)

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Wilt Chamberlain and Bill Russell in an undated
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Wilt Chamberlain and Bill Russell in an undated file photo.

Wilt Chamberlain #13 of the Los Angeles Lakers
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Wilt Chamberlain #13 of the Los Angeles Lakers dribbles at the Forum. (1970)

Undated file photo of Wilt Chamberlain.
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Undated file photo of Wilt Chamberlain.

Basketball great Wilt Chamberlain tugs on his ear
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Basketball great Wilt Chamberlain tugs on his ear during a news conference in Cherry Hill, N.J. (Jan. 29, 1991)

Former Philadelphia 76ers center Wilt Chamberlain speaks during
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Former Philadelphia 76ers center Wilt Chamberlain speaks during a television interview with former 76ers broadcaster Al Meltzer at Chamerlain's home in Bel-Air. (April 29, 1999)

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Former NBA rivals Bill Russell, right, of the
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Former NBA rivals Bill Russell, right, of the Boston Celtics and Wilt Chamberlain of the Philadelphia 76ers laugh as they recall their glory days during a tribute to Russell at the FleetCenter in Boston. (May 26, 1999)

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