I believe Wilt Chamberlain was the greatest NBA player of all-time. For those of you who never watched him play…he ran track, the 440 yard dash, and high jumped at Kansas where he went to college.
He was 7-2 and weighed 320 lbs. He had a great fade away jumper which he banked off the backboard. He averaged 50.4 points a game one year in his prime…that is correct 50.4 points per game. Think Shaquille O’Neal with skill. He was so dominating it was truly remarkable. It was said he could jump and touch the top of the backboard.
He scored 100 points one night against the New York Knicks. He was a giant and a great athlete…a rare combination, indeed.
You are correct Wilt was a phenomal athlete. Also why I like Pistol Pete as far as pure basketball skills. He is another that might have averaged 50 in a season if the 3 pt line would have been in effect.
If you’re talking about choosing a player that best filled a position (instead of putting a player at a position because he was one of the best 5), I’d have Kareem Reid as my PG. All-time leader in assists at UA. However, Lee Mayberry would certainly be 1a. I’d give slight advantage to Kareem because he did it with less around him. Lee had two first-round NBA players with him.
Brewer’s assist numbers suggest he would’ve played 2-guard on a team with Reid or Mayberry.