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athleticpoetics #WiltChamberlain was the centerpiece of a major trade between the #76ers and the #Lakers, making it the first time a reigning #NBA Most Valuable Player was traded the next season. Lakers owner Jack Kent Cooke gave Chamberlain an unprecedented contract, paying him $250,000 after taxes; in comparison, previous Laker top earner Jerry West was paid $100,000 before taxes. In his first season with the Lakers (1968-69) #Chamberlain averaged: 20.5 ppg, 21.1 rpg, lost in the NBA Finals. Rest of stay with the Lakers (four years) he averaged16.7 ppg, 18.7 rpg, and won 1 NBA title.

Chamberlain had become a great team player, complementing the styles of guards Jerry West and Gail Goodrich and forwards Happy Hairston and Jim McMillian. The 1971-72 Lakers set an NBA record by winning 33 games in a row en route to a then NBA-record 69-13 regular-season mark, one victory better than Chamberlain’s 1966-67 Sixers team (the Chicago Bulls with Michael Jordan would post a 72-10 record in 1995-96). The Lakers then stormed to the championship with a five-game triumph against New York in the 1972 NBA Finals; the only NBA title Chamberlain won as a Laker. He retired from the NBA at the end of the 1972-73 season. #WiltTheStilt #Basketball #Philadelphia76ers #LosAngelesLakers #LosAngeles #Champion #MVP #AllStar #Trade #HallOfFame #Sports #History #SportsHistory #Sport #News #ThisDayinhistory #instago #instasport #instadaily #instabasketball #AthleticPoetics
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phoebe_tsou 到底有沒有那麼愛
現在比較少時間可以和朋友打球
索性買個小籃筐小籃球
無時無刻在家練投😴
要玩電腦還要先投贏他
是還好嗎哥😑😑😑😑😑
#love #basketball #boyfriend #everyday #daily #instabasketball
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