This Day in Black History: March 2, 1962

Wilt Chamberlain scores 100 points in a 1962 game against the New York Knicks.

Posted: 03/02/2012 07:00 AM EST

In a now-legendary matchup, Philadelphia Warriors star Wilt Chamberlain (1936–1999) scored 100 points in a game against the New York Knicks — a record that still stands in the National Basketball Association today — leading the Warriors to a 169-147 victory. Nicknamed “Wilt the Stilt” for his towering frame (seven-feet, one-inch), Chamberlain was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 1978.

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