|More than 100 Pages Filled with Riveting Facts on Basketball Hall of Fame Inductees with Information That Will Never Go Out of Date Basketball Hall of Famers is an exciting sports biography series that provides an in-depth look at some of the greatest all-around players the hardwood has ever seen, with information that will never go out of date. Absorbing accounts of their lives, featuring highlights from each player's childhood to his professional NBA career and beyond, are profiled. Young people of all ages will find themselves attracted to these colorful books that are overflowing with action photographs of the stars at their best.|
|On the night of March 2, 1962, in Hershey, Pennsylvania, right up the street from the chocolate factory, Wilt Chamberlain, a young and striking athlete celebrated as the Big Dipper, scored one hundred points in a game against the New York Knickerbockers. As historic and revolutionary as the achievement was, it remains shrouded in myth. The game was not televised; no New York sportswriters showed up; and a fourteen-year-old local boy ran onto the court when Chamberlain scored his hundredth point, shook his hand, and then ran off with the basketball. In telling the story of this remarkable night, author Gary M. Pomerantz brings to life a lost world of American sports. In 1962, the National Basketball Association, stepchild to the college game, was searching for its identity. Its teams were mostly white, the number of black players limited by an unspoken quota. Games were played in drafty, half-filled arenas, and the players traveled on buses and trains, telling tall tales, playing cards, and sometimes reading Joyce. Into this scene stepped the unprecedented Wilt Chamberlain: strong and quick-witted, voluble and enigmatic, a seven-footer who played with a colossal will and a dancer's grace. That strength, will, grace, and mystery were never more in focus than on March 2, 1962. Pomerantz tracked down Knicks and Philadelphia Warriors, fans, journalists, team officials, other NBA stars of the era, and basketball historians, conducting more than 250 interviews in all, to recreate in painstaking detail the game that announced the Dipper's greatness. He brings us to Hershey, Pennsylvania, a sweet-seeming model of the gentle, homogeneous small-town America that was fast becoming anachronistic. We see the fans and players, alternately fascinated and confused by Wilt, drawn anxiously into the spectacle. Pomerantz portrays the other legendary figures in this story: the Warriors' elegant coach Frank McGuire; the beloved, if rumpled, team owner Eddie Gottlieb; and the irreverent p.a. announcer Dave the Zink Zinkoff, who handed out free salamis courtside. At the heart of the book is the self-made Chamberlain, a romantic cosmopolitan who owned a nightclub in Harlem and shrugged off segregation with a bebop cool but harbored every slight deep in his psyche. March 2, 1962, presented the awesome sight of Wilt Chamberlain imposing himself on a world that would diminish him. Wilt, 1962 is not only the dramatic story of a singular basketball game but a meditation on small towns, midcentury America, and one of the most intriguing figures in the pantheon of sports heroes. Also available as a Random House AudioBook From the Hardcover edition.|
|Make||Wilt Chamberlain Philadelphia 76ers |
|Model||Adidas Throwback Blue Swingman Jersey|
|Model||Wilt Chamberlain, Lakers|
|Manufactuer ID||UNIFRAME 20" x 20"|
|Photographic representation of your favorite player's jersey. Display it in your home, office, family/sports, or kid's room. The framed 20"x20" photo (measures 22"x22" with frame) includes a dramatic silhouetted action image of the player and his jersey. The photograph is attractively framed under glass in stunning black wood and is ready to hang.|
|Model||Wilt Chamberlain - Action Sports Photo - 8 x 10|
|Make||Season of the 76ers|
|Model||The Story of Wilt Chamberlain and the 1967 NBA Champion Philadelphia 76ers|
|Destroying a dynasty. That was the mission of Wilt Chamberlain and 1966-67 Philadelphia 76ers. For eight straight years, the Boston Celtics had dominated the National Basketball Association. Each and every season during that stretch, a new NBA championship flag was hoisted to the top of the hallowed Boston Garden. No team had been able to stop them. Nobody thought any team could or would. "Season of the 76ers, The Story of Wilt Chamberlain and the 1967 NBA Champion Philadelphia 76ers," chronicles the unprecedented, record-setting championship journey of the team that finally stopped the Celtics and became the new kings of the NBA. It tells the story of the legendary Chamberlain's personal triumph over Boston and their leader, Bill Russell, arch rivals who had annually thwarted Chamberlain's championship dreams and had left him branded a loser. But Chamberlain couldn't defeat the Celtics alone. He was reunited with fiery and focused Coach Alex Hannum, the only NBA coach ever to have beaten Boston for the championship. He was surrounded by the best supporting cast of his career: Hal Greer and Chet Walker, two talented offensive stars transplanted from a bygone NBA franchise; Luke Jackson, the league's first true power forward; Billy Cunningham, a sixth man loaded with instant energy and offense; Wally Jones and Larry Costello, a pair of basketball reclamation projects; and, Matty Guokas and Bill Melchionni, a couple of hometown rookies. Chamberlain remade his game, forsaking his own incredible scoring prowess in favor of handing out assists to teammates. In turn, the 76ers remade basketball history, rocketing to an unmatched 46-4 record out of the gate and not stoppinguntil they reached 68-13, a regular season mark never previously achieved in NBA history--or even imagined back then. The book gives fans a fascinating, month-by-month look at the team's amazing season, a season that also saw Chamberlain pursued by both a rival basketball league and the heavyweight boxing champion of the world. It also recounts in vivid, play-by-play detail one of the most historic playoff series in the annals of the NBA. s20The 76ers battled the Celtics again in a much-anticipated post-season confrontation. But this time the results would be different. Amid chants of "Boston is dead" from the long-suffering, Celtics-hating fans at Philadelphia's Convention Hall, the 76ers won the series quickly and decisively. They went on to defeat sharp-shooting Rick Barry and the San Francisco Warriors for the NBA title. In 1995, the 76ers took their place among the top ten teams in NBA history. Season of the 76ers makes the strong case that they are the best NBA team of all time. Packed with pictures, playoff box scores, and reproductions of the 76ers' championship yearbook, the book is not only the biography of a great team, it is a fun- and fact-filled sports collectible. The NBA's 2001-2002 season marks the 35th anniversary|
|Make|| J&C Baseball Clubhouse|
|Model||Wilt Chamberlain Los Angeles Lakers Collectors Clock Plaque with 8x10 Photo and Card|
|This 12x15 plaque is a must have for any sports fan or collector! Comes complete with 8x10 glossy photo battery operated clock (complete with AA battery) and official card(s). Perfect for any den office or mancave!Length: 15Height: 1Width|
|Make||C & I Collectables|
|Model||NBA Wilt Chamberlain Philadelphia 76ers Player Plaque|
|Wilt Chamberlain is celebrated on a 12 X 15 cherry wood plaque featuring a licensed 8X10 photo one genuine licensed trading card of the player along with an engraved nameplate. Superior high-clarity acrylic lens covers firmly affixed to the plaque with brass-type screws protect both the photo and trading card. The polished look makes for a well-crafted long-lasting piece perfect for displaying in an office recreation room or any spot for a fan to enjoy. It is proudly produced and assembled in the USA.|
Licensed 8x10 Wilt Chamberlain Photo.
Officially Licensed Trading Card.
12 X 15 cherry wood plaque.
Full lens covers to protect cards pictures.
Perfect for displaying in an office rec room or bedroom.
|Model||Los Angeles Lakers Wilt Chamberlain Adidas Team Color Throwback Replica Premiere Jersey|
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