The 25 Greatest Streetball Players of All Time

16. Wilt Chamberlain

Nickname: The Big Dipper
City: Philadelphia
Highlights

Entering high school, Wilt measured in at 6'11"—nobody could literally touch him on the court. The dude was too tall. He played at a time when basketball players were normal sized men, and his statistics show. Through his first three seasons at Overbrook High School, he averaged 37.4 points per game. He never left the streets, either. In the summer of 1957, already a national star at the University of Kansas, Wilt and fellow NBA legend Elgin Baylor engaged in a series of pick-up games at parks around Washington, D.C. Said Baylor on the encounters: "My team won. Always. Every time." Ouch.

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