Joel Newschwander, Section Editor
March 9, 2017
It was like nothing anyone had seen before.
55 years ago, on March 2nd, 1962, Wilt Chamberlain became the first-and still only-player to score 100 points in a single NBA game. Chamberlain made 36 of his 63 field goal attempts and 28 of his 32 free throws.
The 7’1’’ Chamberlain accompli...
This is an overhead view of the 7,225 seat Hersheypark Arena in Hershey, Pa., shown Friday, April 12, 2002, that was built by candymaker Milton S. Hershey in 1936 as a home for the American Hockey League Hershey Bears. The arena will be retired this fall in favor of a new 10,500 seat $75 million Giant Center close by. The arena was the site of Philadelphia Warriors Wilt Chamberlain scoring 100 points against the New York Knicks in a regular season game in 1962. (AP Photo/Paul Vathis)