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Wilt Chamberlain


I could understand the class not knowing Richard Nixon, Napoleon, Julius Caesar, or Alexander the Great, but I could not see how black children living in the latter half of the twentieth century could fail to know Sidney Poitier, Wilt Chamberlain, or Willie Mays.
Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  U.S. basketball player regarded as one of the games most dominant players ever; remembered for a season that averaged over 50 points and a game of 100 points (1936-1999)
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  • I could understand the class not knowing Richard Nixon, Napoleon, Julius Caesar, or Alexander the Great, but I could not see how black children living in the latter half of the twentieth century could fail to know Sidney Poitier, Wilt Chamberlain, or Willie Mays.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • The policeman inside had a crew cut and was very tall, taller than Neil, and Neil was Wilt Chamberlain size.
    Sue Monk Kidd  --  The Secret Life of Bees
  • You know, not too much like Lenny Wilkins, a bit of Dave Bing, some of Rick Barry before he switched to the two-handed underhand shot, plenty of Larry Bird (but don’t plagiarize him outright), none at all of Wilt Chamberlain.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
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Associated words [difficulty]:   Wilt Chamberlain [9] , Michael Jordan [6] , Larry Bird [8] , Kareem Abdul Jabbar [9]
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