50th Anniversary of Wilt Chamberlain’s 100-Point Game
By Matt Leon
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — It was March 2nd, 1962 when Wilt Chamberlain pulled off one of the most incredible feats in all of sports as he scored 100-points in a single game. He dominated the New York Knicks in a game that was played in Hershey, Pennsylvania and won by the Philadelphia Warriors 169-147.
Now, on the 50th anniversary of Chamberlain’s historic night, the Sixers are giving away actual pieces of the court that Wilt played on that night to fans that attend Friday night’s game against the Golden State Warriors. Earlier in the day, the Wilton Norman Chamberlain Postal Stamp Committee will hold a luncheon to celebrate the anniversary of Wilt’s incredible night. It will be held at First District Plaza and among those scheduled to be on hand, Billy Cunningham and John Chaney.
KYW’s Matt Leon talks to the Philadelphia Tribune’s Donald Hunt about the luncheon and Wilt’s incredible night. They also talk about the continuing quest to get Wilt Chamberlain immortalized on a US postage stamp.