Originally Posted by millwad
Shaq crushed the competition during the Lakers 3-peat, he absolutely destroyed the league and lead his Laker team in scoring and was the man.
Wilt was the tied 2nd and 4th option during his title runs..
And record books, please... Wilt didn't win shit during his statistical prime and his records are due the fact that he played selfish basketball in an extremely high-paced era.
You mean the Wilt that "didn't win shit" in his rookie season, when he took a LAST-PACE team to a then team record of 49-26...all while leading the league in scoring and rebounding.
Or the "stats-padding" Chamberlain, whose COACH told him to score, leading the core of that same LAST-PLACE roster to a 49-31 record, and then thru the first round of the playoffs (with a must-win and series-clinching 56 point 35 rebound game), and then to a game seven, two point loss against the 60-20 HOF-laden Celtics....with a 34 ppg series,...all while his teammates collectively shot .354 in that post-season?
Or a Chamberlain, in his 64-65 season, taking a 40-40 team, which had been 34-46 the year before he arrived, and crushing the 48-32 Royals in the first round, and then taking that team to a game seven, one point loss against the 62-18 Celtics, and doing so with a 30.1 ppg, 31.4 rpg, .555 FG series?
Or in his 65-66 season, when he led the NBA in scoring, rebounding, and FG% (as well as handing out 5.2 apg),and, oh BTW, led his team to the BEST RECORD in the league (how many times did Hakeem do that BTW?)
You mean the Wilt who LED his '67 Sixers in scoring, rebounding, FG%, and assists en route to a 68-13 record? And had the HIGH game in the NBA that season, with 58 points? Or that had the HIGH game for the Sixers in the post-season, with 41 points. And who averaged 21.7 ppg, 29.2 rpg, 9.2 apg, and shot a team high (and by a MILE) .579 FG%? And who dominated the clinching game against the eight-time defending Celtics in the EDF's with a 29 point, 10-16 shooting, 13 assist, 7 block, 36 rebound game (and BTW, he had 22 points in the first half when the game was still close)? And then destroyed Thurmond in the entire Finals, including a clinching game six performance of 24 points, on 8-13 shooting, with 23 rebounds, while holding Nate to 12 points on 4-13 shooting 9and oh BTW, his "leading scorer teammate ...scored 15 points on 5-15 shooting)?
Or the Chamberlain who led his team to the BEST RECORD in the league in '68, and had the FOUR highest scoring games in the NBA that season (52, 53, 53, and 68 points)? All while leading the league in assists, rpg, and FG%?
Yep...he "didn't win shit."