Friday, March 2, 2012

On This Day In History...

50 years ago today: A black man showed up all the white boys. There were 36 professional black basketball players. Wilt Chamberlain scored against all those honkies, then he did it again, and again, and again, and again, and again . . . 100 points in a single game. Against a team of professional players. They quintuple teamed on him even, and it didn't work.

Wow. It must have been amazing to see him run the court, shoot, dunk, etc. But you don't get to see it.

The other day, NP, who had never thought about it before was shocked to realize that there is no audio recording of the voice of President Lincoln. Well, they didn't film everything in the 1960s either, and the only recording of this basketball game is a low-fi audio recording of the fourth quarter.

The guy who was keeping the statistics for the game wrote on a sheet of paper and gave it to Chamberlain. This is as close as you get to video:

Photo from: New York Daily News

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