In 1967-68, Chamberlain led the league in overall assists with 702 (but not assists per game): he is the only center to have led the league in assists. 124. 30-30 games (at least 30 points and 30 rebounds) in NBA history: 124. Three-time winner of the MVP Award: 73. Five times scored 100 points in a season: 709. Six times scored 200 points in a season: 1,926. Seven times scored 300 points in a season: 3,065. Most consecutive games with at least one block: 642. Two-time champion: 1960, 1962. Record for most blocks in a single game: 11.
Chamberlain's number has been retired by both the Philadelphia 76ers and the Los Angeles Lakers. He is the only player in NBA history to score 100 or more points in a game seven times scoring 300 or more points in a season six times scoring 400 or more points in a season and leading his team in assists seven times.
In addition, the National Basketball Association (NBA) records show that Chamberlain is also the leader in free throws made (14,769), attempted (18,899), percentage (83%), and games played (1271).
Chamberlain was born on January 4th, 1936 in Wilmington, Delaware. His father was a minister who later became an insurance agent, while his mother worked as a secretary.
Chamberlain led the NBA in assists with 702 in 1967-68. He also led the league in rebounding and was third in scoring that season. 5. Wilt broke the NBA record with 28 free throws in the game in which he scored 100 points (he still holds a share of that record with Adrian Dantley, who also made 28 in a game).
Wilt Chamberlain became the first player in NBA history to score 100 points in a single game when he did so on April 4, 1968. The Philadelphia 76ers were playing the Los Angeles Lakers at San Francisco's Pacific Coast League Stadium. In this video, we'll see how many assists Wilt had in his 100-point game.
Chamberlain led the NBA in assists that season with 702. He also ranked first in rebounds and was third in scoring with 26 points per game. Under the direction of new coach Paul Seymour, the Sixers finished with a 50-32 record and captured their first playoff berth. However, in the first round of the playoffs, they lost to Boston 3-4 in games. After the season, Chamberlain was voted MVP for the second year in a row.
He retired after one season, but came back in 1976 at the age of 30 to play one more season with the Lakers. His numbers in his final season were very good: 27.5 ppg, 10.7 rpg and 2.03 apg.
In his career, John Stockton set a record with nine assists. An assist in basketball is a pass to a teammate that directly leads to a field goal score. The assist championship in the National Basketball Association (NBA) is presented to the player with the greatest assist per game average in a particular season. The award is given out at the end of each year since its inception in 1956. Stockton won the award three times during his career from 1991-1999. He is still the only player to win the award more than twice.
Stockton played for the Utah Jazz, Phoenix Suns, and Sacramento Kings during his NBA career. He was drafted third overall by the Jazz in 1989 after playing just one season at Utah State University. He spent most of his early years with the Jazz, but was traded to the Suns in 1996 in exchange for Ricky Pierce and Steve Smith. Stockton helped the Suns reach the playoffs in both seasons he played for them before moving on to play for the Kings in 1999. He ended his career with the Kings having never lost a playoff series. After retirement, Stockton became an assistant coach for the Sacramento Kings.
He started off well with the Jazz, averaging 5.7 assists per game in his first season there. That number increased every year until it reached a peak of 9.0 assists per game in 1995-96. From there, it began to decline as injuries took their toll on his body.