On March 2, 1962 at the Hershey Sports Arena, Wilt Chamberlain scored an NBA record 100 points in a single game. It’s a record that has never been broken and is very unlikely to ever be matched.
Today is the 50th anniversary of that magical feat and ever since I was a kid, I thought that might have been the coolest record ever.
But as the years have gone by, the reality of that record starts to become a little more fictitious. Chamberlain’s performance now appears to be a performance of not a mortal, but rather a mythical legend of our imagination.
Did it really happen?
It is an urban legend. It’s a story you tell kids around the campfire. It’s a bedtime story that you tell your kids along with your Paul Bunyan tales. It’s so unlikely, it can’t be real.