Few people have had the kind of impact on a professional sport that Wilt Chamberlain had on the game of basketball.
In a career that started with the Harlem Globetrotters, the 7-foot-1 Chamberlain became a superstar and a record-setter.
To this day, no one has broken the record he’s best known for: scoring 100 points in a single game.
I met him in the fall of 1991, when he published an autobiography called “A View From Above.”
But in the interview you’re about to hear, there was one question I chose not to ask him, and I’ll tell you later why.
So here now, from 1991, Wilt Chamberlain:
That last remark — about “the numbers” in the book — was a reference to a statistic he included in his book that had nothing to do with basketball. Chamberlain claimed to have slept with 20,000 different women during his life.
Wilt Chamberlain was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 1979.
He died in 1999 at age 63.