Is it true or false that NBA legend Wilt Chamberlain is regarded as one of the all-time greats?

Is it true or false that NBA legend Wilt Chamberlain is regarded as one of the all-time greats?

The staff at Lakers Nation has made the decision to rank the top 20 Los Angeles Lakers of all time as we approach the upcoming Lakers season and a new chapter in Lakers basketball history.

The staff used statistics, honors, and accomplishments to compile a list of the most important players in franchise history. Even though there were a lot of worthy applicants, only 20 were selected in the end.

The only criteria used to determine the rankings were each player’s achievements while playing for the Lakers. Without further ado, let’s get to choice number 13.

Wilt Chamberlain would be rated significantly higher than the 11th-best player in franchise history if he had spent his entire playing career with the Los Angeles Lakers. This is a man who, during the first seven years of his career, averaged over 34 points per game and who once scored 100 points in a single game.

Nevertheless, Chamberlain’s tenure in Los Angeles proved sufficient to merit the retired jersey that now hangs in the roof of Staples Center. The man known as “The Big Dipper” averaged 17.7 points and 19.2 rebounds while shooting 60.5 percent from the field during his five seasons as a Laker after the Philadelphia 76ers traded Chamberlain to Los Angeles in exchange for Jerry Chambers, Archie Clark, and Darrall Imhoff. These ridiculous numbers may most absurdly still pale in comparison to his insane career averages.

Although the Lakers didn’t get the same level of performance from Chamberlain as they once did, he was still good enough to be the most overqualified second or third option in NBA history.

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