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You Tube Gold: Wilt Chamberlain At 17

Even in 1955, everyone was talking about him.

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Wilt Chamberlain...
Even near the end of his remarkable life, Wilt Chamberlain was always the center of attention

Though there has been a move to what we’re calling Positionless Basketball now, the sport relies on height like no other.

On a very few occasions the entire basketball world has know that a great young big man is coming. Over the next little bit we’re going to look at the sense of anticipation that caused and we’ll start with Wilt Chamberlain. Look at this clip. Keep in mind that it’s from around 1955. There was no YouTube, no recruiting businesses much less networks.

People knew there was incredible talent in Philly, and they couldn’t wait to see him.

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