62. Other than Wilt, the only Hall of Fame player on the court in Hershey that day was Warriors forward Paul Arizin. Arizin was also named one of the NBA’s 50 Greatest Players in 1996.
63. Arizin, who had 5 rebounds and 4 assists to go with his 16 points, was in his twelfth season in the league. Arizin made the All-Star Team ten times in those twelve seasons.
64. The 1961-62 season was Arizin’s last in the NBA. He then played three seasons for the Camden (NJ) Bullets of the Eastern Pennsylvania Basketball League, which would later become the Continental Basketball Association (CBA).
65. The Warriors starters made 22 combined All-Star appearances during their careers: thirteen for Chamberlain, ten for Arizin, four for Rodgers, and one for Meschery.
66. The Knicks starters made 15 combined All-Star appearances during their careers: six for Guerin, four for Nauls, four for forward Johnny Green, and one for Imhoff.
67. Warriors point guard Al Attles spent his entire eleven-year career with the Warriors: two with the Philadelphia Warriors and nine with the San Francisco Warriors.
68. From 1969-1971 Attles was a player-coach for the San Francisco Warriors. He would continue to coach the (San Francisco then Golden State) Warriors until 1983. Attles’ 1975 Warriors, led by Rick Barry, won the NBA Championship.
69. The Warriors eventually retired the numbers of three of the players who played in Wilt’s 100-point game: Chamberlain (#13), Attles (#16), and Meschery (#14). The franchise never retired Arizin’s number. This was probably because, unlike the others, Arizin didn’t play for the Warriors after the team moved to the Bay Area.
70. Warriors coach Frank McGuire coached only one season in the NBA. He decided to leave the Warriors instead of moving with the team to San Francisco.
71. McGuire spent much of his career as a college coach. He coached the North Carolina Tar Heels to the 1957 NCAA Championship. The Tar Heels faced Kansas and Wilt Chamberlain in the title game that year. North Carolina beat the Jayhawks 54-53 in triple overtime.
72. Following his brief NBA career, McGuire coached 17 seasons at the University of South Carolina. He was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1983 and the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame in 2006.
Legacy and Aftermath
73. According to Warriors publicity director Pollack, no photographers had been assigned to the game. But one AP photographer was there as a spectator:
[An] AP photographer had come with his son, paid his way in. When he saw what was happening, he went back to his car and got his camera. In the locker room, he was just stranding there. I said, “Are you taking pictures?” I got a piece of paper from one of the writers, wrote 100 on it and the photographer snapped a picture of Wilt with it.
74. Following the 1961-62 season the Warriors moved from Philadelphia to San Francisco.
75. The team called itself the San Francisco Warriors until 1971. Beginning with the 1971-72 season, it became the Golden State Warriors.
76. Chamberlain played three more seasons with the Warriors. In 1965 he moved back to Philadelphia when the Warriors traded him to the Philadelphia 76ers. The 76ers had been the Syracuse Nationals for their first 17 seasons in the NBA. In 1963 the Nationals moved to Philadelphia to fill the void left by the Warriors.
77. The Dipper won his first NBA Championship as a member of the 76ers in 1967.
78. Wilt played only three seasons with the 76ers before Philadelphia traded him to the Los Angeles Lakers. As a part of that trade, the Lakers sent center Darrall Imhoff to Philadelphia.
79. In Los Angeles, Wilt would join fellow all-time greats Jerry West and Elgin Baylor. Baylor would retire in 1971. The following season Chamberlain and West would lead the Los Angeles Lakers to their first title. (They’d won four in the 1940s and 1950s as the Minneapolis Lakers.) The Lakers had lost in the NBA Finals in seven of the previous ten seasons.
80. The New York Knicks spent several more seasons as an NBA bottom dweller. Between 1959 and 1967 the Knicks didn’t have a single winning season and made only one Playoff appearance. In 1970 the franchise won its first NBA title.
81. In the 50 years since Wilt’s 100-point game, the closest any player has come to the Dipper’s record was Kobe Bryant’s 81-point performance against the Toronto Raptors in 2006.
82. Bryant is the only NBA player to break Chamberlain’s previous single-game record of 78.
83. David Thompson of the Denver Nuggets is the only other player to break Elgin Baylor’s pre-Wilt record of 71. Thompson scored 73 points against the Pistons in 1978.
84. David Robinson tied Baylor’s 71 points on the final game of the 1993-94 season. Robinson needed exactly 71 points to edge out Shaquille O’Neal for the scoring title, and his San Antonio Spurs made sure he got exactly 71 points.
85. Ten times in NBA history a player has scored 70 or more points in a game. Wilt did it six times.
86. Wilt was the NBA’s scoring leader for seven consecutive seasons, from 1959 through 1966.
87. In 1966-67, the first year of Chamberlain’s career in which he didn’t win a scoring title, he led the league in rebounds and was third in assists. In 1967-68 he led the NBA in assists.
88. Wilt never won a scoring title and an NBA title in the same season.
89. The Dipper was the NBA’s MVP four times: In 1960 (his rookie year), 1966 (his first year with the 76ers), 1967 (the year of his first title), and 1968 (the year he led the league in assists).
90. Chamberlain scored 31,419 points in his NBA career, good for fourth all time. Barring injury, Bryant will likely pass him during the 2013-14 season.
91. Chamberlain’s career scoring average of 30.1 points per game is second best all time. Michael Jordan edged him out by hundredths of a point.
92. Wilt won 11 rebounding titles during his 14-year career.
93. Chamberlain is the NBA’s all-time leader in rebounds (23,924) and rebounds per game (22.9)
94. All three of the teams Wilt played for—the Warriors, 76ers, and Lakers, retired his #13 jersey.
95. During the 1973-74 season, his first away from the NBA, Wilt coached the San Diego Conquistadors of the ABA. The Conquistadors had hoped that Wilt would be a player-coach, but the Lakers objected. Wilt’s Conquistadors made the ABA Playoffs but lost in the first round.
96. In 1977 Chamberlain played for the Orange County Stars of the International Volleyball Association.
97. In 1984 Wilt played a villain opposite Arnold Schwarzenegger in Conan the Destroyer. He is best remembered for the line, “Thieves should be hanged.”
98. Chamberlain supported Richard Nixon in the 1968 and 1972 elections and accompanied Nixon to Martin Luther King, Jr.’s 1968 funeral.
99. Wilt died on October 12, 1999 of congestive heart failure. He was 63.
100. While Wilt’s 100-point record remains untouched, the record for most points by both teams in a single game no longer belongs to the March 2, 1962 game between the Warriors and Knicks. The current record belongs to a 1983 triple-overtime game between Detroit and Denver. The Pistons beat the Nuggest 186-184 for a total of 370 points.