->''He was basketball's unstoppable force, the most awesome offensive force the game has ever seen.''
-->--Introductory line of Chamberlain's NBA Encyclopedia biography.
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'''Wilton Norman "Wilt" Chamberlain''' (August 21, 1936–October 12, 1999) was an American professional basketball player for the Philadelphia/San Francisco Warriors, the Philadelphia 76ers and the Los Angeles Lakers.

He is known for [[RuleOfThree three]] things: his [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_career_achievements_by_Wilt_Chamberlain numerical dominance]], his 100-point game and the amount of women he claimed to have slept with. He also made a guest appearance in animated form on ''WesternAnimation/GooberAndTheGhostChasers''.

Chamberlain was a two-time champion, four-time MVP and one-time Finals MVP. He is widely considered the most dominant player in the history of basketball.
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!Tropes associated with Wilt Chamberlain include:
* TheAce
* AwesomeMcCoolname
* {{Badass}}
* BadassCrew: The 1967 Sixers and 1972 Lakers.
* TheBigGuy: He wasn't called Wilt "The Stilt" Chamberlain for nothing.
** Anyone who can appear intimidating next to ''Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger'' (whom Wilt played opposite in ''Film/ConanTheDestroyer'') deserves the title.
* TheCasanova: Chamberlain claimed he slept with 20,000 women. The people who knew him agreed that this is probably an exaggeration, but not by as much as one might think.
* CrowningMomentOfAwesome: In-Universe. Scoring 100 points in a single game by himself is almost universally regarded as this by basketball fans. Rightly so, as this is a feat that was never achieved before and has never been replicated since. ((For comparison, that's as much as most ''teams'' score nowadays.))
* EnthusiasmVersusStoicism: Chamberlain was the enthusiast; Bill Russell was TheStoic.
* FriendlyEnemy: Chamberlain was great friends with his rival Bill Russell.
* GentleGiant: By most accounts, this was because Chamberlain was genuinely afraid that he would '''kill''' an opposing player if he lost his temper (easy to believe, since Wilt bench-pressed ''450 to 500 pounds with ease'').
* HumbleHero: He didn't really think too much about his 100 point game, and was very modest about the achievement.
* TheJuggernaut: He held 72 records at one time.
* LargeAndInCharge
* LightningBruiser: Very strong but also very fast, coordinated and graceful.
* NiceGuy
* OneManArmy: He scored 100 points in a single game ''by himself''. Keep in mind that ''most teams'' don't even break that score very often.
* RatedMForManly: His good look, booming voice, large frame and playboy traits made him often referenced as one of the manliest man in Basketball history.
* RedBaron: The Stilt, Goliath, The Big Dipper.
* ShowyInvincibleHero: Chamberlain during the 1966-1967 season, ironically the first time he was not the top-scorer, but he led his team in four categories, won the rebounding title (again), was the MVP (again), led his team to a then-record 68-13 regular season record and won Philadelphia its first NBA championship.
* SuperStrength: By normal human standards anyway, considering he could bench press over 500 pounds easily.
* ThirteenIsUnlucky: Regarding team play, he suffered a long streak of losses against the ultra-stacked Boston Celtic dynasty, but his championship teams set several standards.
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