February 23, 1968 in History

Event:

Wilt Chamberlain becomes 1st NBAer to score 25,000 points





Wilt Chamberlain History:
October 12, 1999 - Wilt Chamberlain, "Wilt ""The Stilt"" Chamberlain", basketball great/sometime actor, Record-smashing basketball player who scored over 70 points in several pro games, dies at 63
March 18, 1991 - Philadelphia '76ers retires Wilt Chamberlain's #13 jersey
September 26, 1973 - Wilt Chamberlain signs with ABA San Diego Conquistadors
March 28, 1972 - Wilt Chamberlain plays his last pro basketball game
March 1, 1972 - Wilt Chamberlain is 1st NBA player to score 30,000 points
February 16, 1972 - 1st NBA to score 30,000 points (Wilt Chamberlain in 940 games)
February 16, 1972 - Wilt Chamberlain hit 30,000 point mark during a game with Phoenix Suns
July 5, 1968 - Philadelphia 76'ers trade Wilt Chamberlain to Los Angeles Lakers
December 16, 1967 - Wilt Chamberlain of NBA Philadelphia 76ers scores 68 points vs Chicago
December 1, 1967 - Wilt Chamberlain set NBA record of 22 free throws misses
April 5, 1967 - 76er Wilt Chamberlain sets NBA record of 41 rebounds
February 28, 1967 - Wilt Chamberlain sinks NBA record 35th consecutive field goal
February 14, 1966 - Wilt Chamberlain breaks NBA career scoring record at 20,884 points
March 10, 1963 - Wilt Chamberlain of NBA San Francisco Warriors scores 70 points vs. Syracuse
January 17, 1963 - Wilt Chamberlain of NBA San Francisco Warriors scores 67 points vs Los Angeles
November 16, 1962 - Wilt Chamberlain of NBA San Francisco Warriors scores 73 points vs New York Knicks
November 3, 1962 - Wilt Chamberlain of NBA San Francisco Warriors scores 72 points vs Los Angeles Lakers
March 15, 1962 - Wilt Chamberlain is 1st to score 4,000 pts in an NBA season
March 2, 1962 - Wilt Chamberlain scores incredible 100 points in an NBA game
February 26, 1962 - Wilt Chamberlain of NBA Philadelphia Warriors scores 67 points vs. New York
February 22, 1962 - Wilt Chamberlain sets NBA record with 34 free throw attempts
February 17, 1962 - Wilt Chamberlain of NBA Philadelphia Warriors scores 67 points vs St. Louis
January 13, 1962 - Wilt Chamberlain of Warriors scores then NBA-record 73 pts vs Chicago
December 18, 1961 - Wilt Chamberlain of NBA Philadelphia Warriors scores 78 points vs LA
December 9, 1961 - Wilt Chamberlain of NBA Philadelphia Warriors scores 67 points vs NY
December 8, 1961 - Wilt Chamberlain scores the 2nd highest total in the NBA - 78
November 24, 1960 - Wilt Chamberlain pulls down 55 rebounds in a game (NBA record)
March 14, 1960 - Wilt Chamberlain (Philadelphia) sets NBA playoff record of 53 points
December 3, 1956 - Wilt Chamberlain's 1st collegiate basketball game (scores 52)
August 21, 1936 - Wilt Chamberlain, born Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, NBA great center, Los Angeles Laker, 5 time MVP


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