Compared to Michael Jordan, Wilt Chamberlain was actually superior!

Compared to Michael Jordan, Wilt Chamberlain was actually superior!

I have stated on multiple occasions lately that I believe Wilt Chamberlain to be the greatest NBA player of all time. I thought it appropriate to take the conversation to my own hubs and present my argument here. The majority of basketball fans assert that Wilt and Michael Jordan—two players with unquestionable talent—are at odds. I will present my definitive case for Wilt over Jordan.

First and foremost, I’m not saying Wilt Chamberlain would score 50 points a game or record a century in an NBA game played today (though Kobe Bryant’s recent obsession with big numbers makes me think he could), nor am I saying he would lead the league in rebounds in any era Chamberlain played in.I’m just saying Wilt Chamberlain would have been the best player in the NBA in any era he played in. Whatever the decade, Chamberlain would dominate it.

One common criticism of Chamberlain’s dominance in the NBA is his size—he was so much larger than his rivals that it wasn’t fair. This suggests that the current NBA should have been dominated by Gheorghe Muresan, Manute Bol, and Shawn Bradley. They stood a good deal taller than the other players. Why didn’t Tito Horford dominate the NBA in the 1980s if Wilt was just physically more intimidating than other players and the argument wasn’t about size? Wilt was a monster, and at the time, very few players in the league were as strong as him, but Horford’s 93 career points and 84 rebounds indicate that Wilt’s achievements were not just the result of his size. ( Observing images of Chamberlain in his youth, his build

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