Birthday of NBA great Wilt Chamberlain
August 21, 1936 - October 12, 1999 (63)
Wilton Norman "Wilt" Chamberlain born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Chamberlin was nicknamed Wilt the Stilt, The Big Dipper, and Chairman of the Boards, was an American professional NBA basketball player for the Philadelphia/San Francisco Warriors, the Philadelphia 76ers and the Los Angeles Lakers; and also played for the Harlem Globetrotters. The 7 foot 1 inch Chamberlain, who weighed 250 lb as a rookie before bulking up to 275 lb and eventually over 300 lb with the Lakers, played the center position and is widely considered one of the greatest and most dominant players in the history of the NBA.