Personal Narrative: Walt Chamberlain

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Main Idea: WIlt Chamberlain Have you ever thought it was possible to score one hundred points in one basketball game? Well, I did. Hi, I’m Wilt Chamberlain. You may know me as the hall of famer who scored one hundred points in one game against the New York Knicks in 1962. To start off, I was born on August 21st, 1936 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. During my youth, I honestly didn’t like basketball because I thought the sport was “for sissies.” I was more of a track and field child. But I later ended up falling in love with the game mostly because basketball was the most popular sport in Philadelphia. Shortly after, I attended Overbrook High School and scored over 2,200 points. Then I moved my way on to the University of Kansas to play basketball,…show more content…
There were over four thousand people there to watch the game. The Knicks were the second worst team in the NBA at the time, while our team, the Warriors, was 46-29, so I felt confident that my team would win. The game soon started and I was guarded by Darrall Imhoff of the Knicks, but he was no match for me. At the end of the game everyone was happy and cheering for me because I had scored 100 points. I saw the stats at the end of the game and I had shot 36-63 from the field and was 28 of 32 from the free throw line. The crazy thing was I was the worst free throw shooter ever, shooting 51.1%. On that night overall I shot 87.5%. I told the reporters after the game, “I really think I shot too often In the game particularly in the fourth quarter, when everyone was egging me to 100 points.” But my teammates wanted me to score 100 points, so they started passing me the ball even when they were wide open. My team only scored 69 points all together in the game. The final score of the game was 169 to 147; my team won.
I ended up retiring in 1973 after 14 seasons in the NBA. I played for 4 NBA teams: the Los Angeles Lakers, the Philadelphia 76ers, the San Francisco Warriors and the Philadelphia Warriors. In my career I was in the playoffs 13 out of my 14 seasons and won 2 championships. I was a 13-time all star, one-time finals MVP, and 4-time season MVP. In 1978, I was selected into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. I died of a congestive heart failure on October 12, 1999 in Bel Air, California.
To this day no one has ever beaten my record. Will anyone every do
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