Why does Wilt Chamberlain have such a low reputation? Examining his accomplishments and the reasons behind his exclusion from G.O.A.T. discussions

Wilt Chamberlain, an NBA legend and four-time MVP winner, is frequently regarded as one of the best scorers in league history. It is unlikely that any of the scoring, rebounding, and durability records that Chamberlain owns will ever be surpassed. Wilt Chamberlain became the first rookie in NBA history to average a double-double with 37.6 points and 27 rebounds per game after being selected by the Philadelphia 76ers in the 1959 NBA Draft.

In his third season, he became the first player to ever average more than 50 points per game, improving on both of those figures the year before. Even though Wilt Chamberlain put up such incredible numbers and led the league in scoring and rebounding for several years, his first MVP honor was earned in 1967 while he was leading the Philadelphia 76ers to their second-ever championship. Despite dominating the NBA for over ten years, Wilt Chamberlain is still frequently disregarded in discussions about the “GOAT” players in the world. In this piece, we investigate why

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