Wilt Chamberlain Quotes.
Meadowlark was the most sensational, awesome, incredible basketball player I’ve ever seen.
They were willing to do anything to stop me.
You must understand as a kid of color in those days, the Harlem Globetrotters were like being movie stars.
It just wasn’t right the way they were behind by 25 points and then they’re told to hold the ball.
Everything is habit-forming, so make sure what you do is what you want to be doing.
I think a lot of ladies found me so attractive because I was different, and I acted on that in a way.
They were so clever finding ways to get me the ball. They had to do more than just give up open shots. They had to avoid fouls and pass me the ball in traffic.
Bill Russell helped make my dream a better dream because when you play with the best, you know you have to play your best.
I’ve prided myself on being in excellent condition-as good as any man in my profession. Now this doesn’t come from sitting around on your rear end. This comes from hard, hard work.
We’re all fascinated by the numbers, as we were about the 100 points.
I get constant reminders from fans who equate that game and my career as one and the same.
Scoring 100 points is a lot, but I maybe could have scored 140 if they had played straight-up basketball.
A big dog tends to be much more at ease with kids and gentle with them than a little one that’s always yelping.
The man who won’t loan money isn’t going to have many friends – or need them.
This is a team game and one man doesn’t win and one man doesn’t lose. In the end, the best team usually wins.
But the point of using the number was to show that sex was a great part of my life as basketball was a great part of my life. That’s the reason why I was single.
If you have ability in a certain area, why not capitalize on it and improve it and use it?
If I were given a change of life, I’d like to see how it would be to live as a mere six-footer.
Monogamy is the true path to happiness.
We make too much of winning. The mere fact of winning doesn’t make you great.
Nobody roots for Goliath.
I was played the villain so much because I was bigger and stronger than most, and they cast me as the villain everywhere I went.
I believe that good things come to those who work.
Nobody seems to appreciate what an incredible player Wilt was,” Russell said at 1997 All-Star Game when the league named and honored its 50 greatest players. “He was the best player of all time because he dominated the floor like nobody else ever could. To be that big and that athletic was special.
And I remember leaving my place in L.A. and – my father is a big fight fan – and I said, ‘Dad, I got a couple of days off and I’m getting ready to go to Houston to sign to fight Muhammad Ali.
With all of you men out there who think that having a thousand different ladies is pretty cool, I have learned in my life I’ve found out that having one woman a thousand different times is much more satisfying.
I guarantee you, if you could give me 10 points in all those seventh games against the Boston Celtics, instead of Bill Russell having 11 rings, I could’ve at least had nine or eight.
It was a challenge to my teammates to help me.