Today in Philly Sports History: Wilt Chamberlain's 20-20-20 Game, 1968

Today in Philly Sports History: Wilt Chamberlain's 20-20-20 Game, 1968

How thorough was Wilt Chamberlain's statistical dominance in the NBA? Not only does he own just about every scoring and rebound record known to man--including single-game scoring (100), single-season scoring average (50.4), single-season rebound average (27.2) and career rebounding total (23,924)--but in 1968, basically just for the hell of it, he decided to lead the league in assists as well, dropping off 702 dimes to go with his 1992 points and 1952 rebounds. To date, Wilt the Stilt is the only 76er to ever lead the league in that category--a freaking center. Astounding stuff.

Perhaps the most impressive game in Wilt's point-guard-aping 1967-68 season came on February 2nd, 1968. In a home game against Detroit, Wilt went for 22 points, 25 rebounds, and 21 assists in a 131-121 win. It was, to date, the only 20-20-20 performance in basketball history, and something no other Sixer has ever got close to accomplishing--Charles Barkley's 15-14-14 against Boston in 1986 was the only time a Liberty Baller even nearly approached a 15-15-15 game.

Of course, it's true that when you're a giant in a league of normies, you're going to get a chance to dictate the terms of your basketball success more than the great majority of other players. Still, imagine Chris Paul just deciding "I'm bored with all this assist and steal stuff, I'm gonna get me some blocks" and averaging three a game for the '10-'11 season. It just doesn't compute. Bill Russell might have had the hunger to win 11 rings, but only Wilt had the drive to rack up the numbers in every category known to man--a slightly less noble pursuit, perhaps, but one whose results were just as eye-popping.

NBC Sports Philadelphia Internship - Advertising/Sales


NBC Sports Philadelphia Internship - Advertising/Sales

Position Title: Intern
Department: Advertising/Sales
Company: NBC Sports Philadelphia
# of hours / week: 10 – 20 hours

Deadline: November 20

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This position will work closely with the Vice President of Sales in generating revenue through commercial advertisements and sponsorship sales. The intern will gain first-hand sales experience through working with Sales Assistants and AEs on pitches, sales-calls and recapping material.

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The fun Joel Embiid-Ben Simmons moment you might've missed during All-Star Game in Chicago

The fun Joel Embiid-Ben Simmons moment you might've missed during All-Star Game in Chicago

There’s been a lot made of Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons’ fit on the court. In the past, there have been rumblings of the pair not necessarily getting along off it.

During All-Star Weekend in Chicago, the pair seemed to get along swimmingly.

But there was this fun moment we likely all missed initially.

While it’s true that they’re very different people and may not be best friends, it seems like they have a mutual respect and admiration for one another.

Both players shined throughout the night. Simmons (17 points, six rebounds, five assists, two steals) put on a show during his first run, dunking everything in sight. Team Giannis basically ran their offense through Embiid (22 points, 10 rebounds, one ridiculous Dream Shake on LeBron) down the stretch.

Their chemistry appears to be growing. That could only help the Sixers as they look to go on a run in the final 27 games after the All-Star break.

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