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  1. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Mike Jensen of The Philadelphia Inquirer: "Wilt on a stamp? Better be a big stamp. A Philadelphia-based campaign to get Wilt Chamberlain on a U.S. stamp has gotten to the right place. According to a spokesman for the U.S. Postal Service, the Chamberl...

    Blog | June 30, 2011
  2. LeBron James and Wilt Chamberlain, not so different

    Henry Abbott

    Dick Raphael/NBAE/Getty Images Chamberlain co-wrote a book fending off labels like "loser" and "underachiever." Beckley Mason of HoopSpeak digs into Wilt Chamberlain's 1973 book "Wilt: Just like any other 7-foot black millionaire" (co-written with ...

    Blog | March 10, 2011
  3. The TrueHoop Network Shootaround

    Henry Abbott

    Should the Spurs rest Tim Duncan down the stretch and trust they can win playoff games on the road? Can the Celtics trust Rajon Rondo to nail shots from mid-range? Do Raptors fans still trust Bryan Colangelo to assemble a winner in Toronto? Take it o...

    Blog | March 24, 2009
  4. The FBI's Pursuit of Wilt Chamberlain's Alleged Gambling

    Henry Abbott

    A while ago, I decided to do a FOIA request of Wilt Chamberlain. The main reason I wanted to do it? Someone showed me this cool website which makes FOIA requests of dead people pretty easy. Chamberlain seemed like he was as likely as anyone to have a...

    Blog | August 31, 2007
  5. Kobe Bryant's Streak and History

    Henry Abbott

    Basketball writer Roland Lazenby writes that anyone who is going to compare Kobe Bryant's streak to Wilt Chamberlain's has to realize that Chamberlain set those records playing for an owner, Eddie Gottlieb, who was insistent that the big fellow score...

    Blog | March 26, 2007
  6. Tuesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    If you want to read one blog post, and come away understanding Wilt Chamberlain, I'd recommend reading this excerpt of The Show by Roland Lazenby. The US didn't have a lot of trouble with Slovenia this morning, and will make the next round. Here'...

    Blog | August 22, 2006
  7. UnWilted

    Henry Abbott has a big-daddy tribute going to Wilt Chamberlain, as this would have been his 70th birthday. Well worth a look, especially for all the video, including: Not only did Wilt Chamberlain still have a room at his parents' house well into h...

    Blog | August 21, 2006
  8. You Don't Really Know Rasheed Wallace

    Henry Abbott

    Until you've seen this from the Detroit Bad Boys. The picture of young Sheed and Wilt Chamberlain is the cherry on top. But keep reading until you get to freshman Wallace running laps to finish out a college practice, as punishment for dunking over,...

    Blog | April 04, 2006
  9. Frank Deford: Kobe not Wilt

    Henry Abbott

    Not surprisingly, "Mr. Yesterday" Frank Deford doesn't think Kobe Bryant's 81 points compare to Wilt Chamberlain's 100. For all I know he's totally correct, but still--Deford's thinking on this was wholly predictable....

    Blog | February 08, 2006
  10. Rivalry Author John Taylor on NPR

    Henry Abbott

    John Taylor wrote a book called The Rivalry: Bill Russell, Wilt Chamberlain, and the Golden Age of Basketball and he talked to Scott Simon about it on NPR. There's also a sample chapter on the NPR website....

    Blog | December 05, 2005
  11. Charley Rosen's Best Team Ever

    Henry Abbott

    Wilt Chamberlain's 1966-67 Sixers take the cake. That team featured Chet Walker, Lucious Jackson, Hal Greer, Billy Cunningham etc. That Sixers squad is at the top of Rosen's list of the 13 best teams ever. My thought: if you're going to go that far ...

    Blog | August 24, 2005
  12. This Guy Says Shaq is the Best Ever

    Henry Abbott

    Marginal Revolution cites a book by Elliot Kalb as his main evidence that Shaquille O'Neal is better than Michael Jordan, Oscar Robertson, Bill Russell, Wilt Chamberlain, or anyone else. His post is several months old, but I just stumbled across it....

    Blog | August 17, 2005
  13. Charley Rosen vs. Wilt Chamberlain

    Henry Abbott

    The FOXSports columnist squared off against Chamberlain in a sweaty late-night New York gym many years ago. Even though he was apparently drunk, was still wearing his long pants from the street, and wasn't in the mood to play hard, Chamberlain still ...

    Blog | August 09, 2005
  14. 20,000 Sexual Partners--an Ethical Guide to Doing it Right

    Henry Abbott

    An interesting look back at Wilt Chamberlain's eye-popping statistics....

    Blog | August 02, 2005
  15. Rosen Ranks the Centers

    Henry Abbott

    Charley Rosen at finishes ranking every position with his look at the centers. Bill Russell, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Shaquille O'Neal, Wilt Chamberlain, George Mikan, Hakeem Olajuwon, Nate Thurmond, and Bill Walton made the cut, in that o...

    Blog | July 21, 2005