Wilt Chamberlain described what he would have done in the 1990s as “it would be a joke”.

The Big Dipper was a unique individual


While many NBA players have exuded confidence throughout the years, none compare to Wilt Chamberlain’s aura and level of domination. That idea is supported by a little excerpt from an old interview in which Wilt quiptorily answers a query about his chances of competing with the 1990s’ core.


“I’m content with my large mouth. It would be so wonderful. Wilt clarified in an interview with Ahmad Rashad that “it would be a joke.”


Wilt did not claim that this was the golden age of big men.

One of the first things you have to accept when discussing the NBA in the 1990s is the abundance of excellent big players at that time. There were no nights off in the paint during that time, from the elites like Hakeem Olajuwon, David Robinson, and Patrick Ewing to the up-and-comers like Shaquille O’Neal, Alonzo Mourning, and Dikembe Mutombo


At that particular moment, The Dream was arguably the best of the lot, having won two straight titles and displaying an unmatched combination of strength and skill. However, Chamberlain immediately dispelled the idea that Olajuwon would cause him any problems, in spite of everything.



Chamberlain has a greater appreciation for historical centers.

After years of dominance and gigantic numbers, it’s difficult to accept that anyone can stop you. Thus, he considered it absurd to believe that The Big Dipper would slow down in the 1990s with all of the amazing centers



If Wilt had his way, he could have scored 100 points against anyone, anyplace, at any time. We will never know if his many records were the result of weak opposition. Imagine his reaction if you asked him the same question with reference to the years 2010 and 2020 instead. In a guard-based league, Wilt? “Barbecue Chicken Alert!” as Shaq may say.

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