Aug 24, 2012, 10:00 PM EDT
Lots of talk the past couple weeks about Dwight Howard, his impact as a center on both ends of the floor and what he means to the Lakers. There is no doubt he is the best center in the game today.
But no center could physically dominate his era like Wilt Chamberlain. And I mean on the court, too. He was bigger, stronger, more athletic than everyone he went up against to the point it was almost unfair. For his career he averaged 30.1 points and 22.9 rebounds a game. AVERAGED. He averaged a career PER of 26.1 (last season only four players in the NBA had better). He’s a four-time MVP, 13 time All-Star, an NBA champion and a Hall of Famer.
So to start off your weekend, here are some highlights of one of the greatest centers ever to play the game. A true legend.
- Report: Veteran forward Chuck Hayes agrees to deal with Clippers 3
- Report: Lakers to sign Brazilian, FC Barcelona point guard Marcelo Huertas to one-year deal 4
- Shaq to Kobe on podcast: “I just want people to know that I don’t hate you” 18
- D’Angelo Russell on Tracy McGrady tweet: “Some Lakers fans are spoiled” 27
- Anthony Davis “definitely” plans on shooting more threes this season 4
- Jim Buss defends Byron Scott as Lakers coach, “He has the Laker blood in him” 24
- Jim Buss open to the idea of Kobe Bryant playing beyond this season 32
- Derrick Rose on sexual assault suit: “I am confident I will be proven innocent” 4