Caption contest celebrates anniversary of Wilt Chamberlain's 100 points

To ease all of you into this caption contest, Wilt probably has several other, off-the-court records that remain untouched to this day.


So, sportschump readers, have at it. And please remember to keep it tasteful as my mom is reading.


[image-1]

This week’s caption contest celebrates one of the most recognizable sports photos ever taken: Wilt “The Stilt” Chamberlain holding up a piece of paper with “100” written on it after just torching the Knicks for 100 points. Wilt took 63 shots that night, making 36 of them. He also went 28-32 from the free throw line. And we thought Allen Iverson shot a lot.

This week marked the 48th anniversary of that fateful evening that I’m sure those covering Wilt would love to forget. Allegedly only around 4,000 fans were in Hershey, Pennsylvania to see Wilt’s performance which remains a league record to this day. That particular game was not televised.

Scroll to read more Sports & Recreation articles
Join the Creative Loafing Tampa Bay Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state.
Help us keep this coverage going with a one-time donation or an ongoing membership pledge.

Newsletters

Join Creative Loafing Tampa Bay Newsletters

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Creative Loafing Tampa Bay. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Creative Loafing Tampa Bay, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at [email protected]