On February 21, in NBA history, Wilt Chamberlain ties his own record with a 58-point performance in his rookie campaign.

On February 21, in NBA history, Wilt Chamberlain ties his own record with a 58-point performance in his rookie campaign.

Wilt Chamberlain set a record on February 21, 1960, which remains intact to this day.

With 58 points on 26-for-47 field goal shooting and 6-for-9 free throw shooting, Chamberlain led the Philadelphia Warriors to a 129-122 victory over the New York Knicks.

Chamberlain’s explosion is tied for the most points ever scored by a rookie in a game while he is still in his rookie season.

Less than a month earlier, on January 25, 1960, Chamberlain broke the record with 58 points in a victory over the Detroit Pistons.

At the end of his rookie campaign, Chamberlain averaged 37.6 points per game. That was the highest points a rookie has ever averaged in a single season, not to mention it led the league.

Later on, Chamberlain made NBA history by being the first player to win both Most Valuable Player and Rookie of the Year in the same season. Since then, it has only been done once, with Wes Unseld winning both prizes in 1968–69.

Over his career, Chamberlain took home four MVP honors and seven scoring titles.

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