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39 Wilt Chamberlain Quotes About Life (BASKETBALL)

Top 10 Most Famous Wilt Chamberlain Quotes (BEST)

“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.”

Wilt Chamberlain
Everybody pulls for David, nobody roots for Goliath.
Everybody pulls for David, nobody roots for Goliath.
Everything is habit forming, so make sure what you do is what you want to be doing.
Everything is habit forming, so make sure what you do is what you want to be doing.
It is said that good things come to those who wait. I believe that good things come to those who work.
It is said that good things come to those who wait. I believe that good things come to those who work.
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.
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.
Bill Russell helped make my dream a better dream because when you play with the best, you know you have to play your best.
Bill Russell helped make my dream a better dream because when you play with the best, you know you have to play your best.
If I were given a change of life, I'd like to see how it would be to live as a mere six-footer.
If I were given a change of life, I’d like to see how it would be to live as a mere six-footer.
We make too much of winning. The mere fact of winning doesn't make you great.
We make too much of winning. The mere fact of winning doesn’t make you great.
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.
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.
When you go out there and do the things you're supposed to do, people view you as selfish.
When you go out there and do the things you’re supposed to do, people view you as selfish.

4 Wise Wilt Chamberlain Quotes to Live by (WISDOM)

“My thing I liked was to challenge guys that were smaller, guys that were supposed to be quicker. Because I think self-consciously I was trying to prove to people it wasn’t just my height that was getting me across in these various sports. It was some other intrinsic things that I had that made me a good athlete.”

Wilt Chamberlain
The man who won't loan money isn't going to have many friends - or need them.
The man who won’t loan money isn’t going to have many friends – or need them.
If you have ability in a certain area, why not capitalize on it and improve it and use it?
If you have ability in a certain area, why not capitalize on it and improve it and use it?
Monogamy is the true path to happiness.
Monogamy is the true path to happiness.

9 Wilt Chamberlain Quotes that Will Make You Think

“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.”

Wilt Chamberlain
Meadowlark was the most sensational, awesome, incredible basketball player I've ever seen.
Meadowlark was the most sensational, awesome, incredible basketball player I’ve ever seen.

“All of the sudden, my right leg caved in. I crumpled to the floor in pain. The doctor weren’t sure I’d ever be able to play again and even if I did recover physically, the psychological scars of so traumatic an injury might never heal.”

Wilt Chamberlain
People say my ego is grand. I think it's in proportion to me.
People say my ego is grand. I think it’s in proportion to me.

“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.”

Wilt Chamberlain
The toughest thing for me was growing up and being stared at and being looked at and being talked about in that particular way. Other than that it was a good childhood.
The toughest thing for me was growing up and being stared at and being looked at and being talked about in that particular way. Other than that it was a good childhood.
I think a lot of ladies found me so attractive because I was different, and I acted on that in a way.
I think a lot of ladies found me so attractive because I was different, and I acted on that in a way.
They were willing to do anything to stop me.
They were willing to do anything to stop me.
It was a challenge to my teammates to help me.
It was a challenge to my teammates to help me.

4 Funny Wilt Chamberlain Quotes to Ponder

“I’m a big man and I like big dogs. The dogs kept growing until only one of us could get in the elevator. It caused enough hassles so they finally kicked me out of my apartment.”

Wilt Chamberlain
They say that nobody is perfect. Then they tell you practice makes perfect. I wish they'd make up their minds.
They say that nobody is perfect. Then they tell you practice makes perfect. I wish they’d make up their minds.
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.
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.
A big dog tends to be much more at ease with kids and gentle with them than a little one that's always yelping.
A big dog tends to be much more at ease with kids and gentle with them than a little one that’s always yelping.

4 Wilt Chamberlain Quotes on Playing Basketball

“When I was a freshman, I fooled around with shooting free throws this way: For some reason, I thought you had to stay within the top half of that free-throw circle, so I would step back to just inside the top of the circle, take off from behind the line and dunk. They outlawed that, but I wouldn’t have done it in a game, anyway. I was a good free throw shooter in college. Actually he was a 62% free throw shooter, which is poor except in comparison to his 51% as a pro.”

Wilt Chamberlain
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.
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.
I get constant reminders from fans who equate that game and my career as one and the same.
I get constant reminders from fans who equate that game and my career as one and the same.
It seemed like whatever I touched, I was breaking record after record. I just knew I was on. I completely destroyed all existing shooting records there - an omen of things to come.
It seemed like whatever I touched, I was breaking record after record. I just knew I was on. I completely destroyed all existing shooting records there – an omen of things to come.

6 Wilt Chamberlain Quotes on Scoring Points

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.
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.
Scoring 100 points is a lot, but I maybe could have scored 140 if they had played straight-up basketball.
Scoring 100 points is a lot, but I maybe could have scored 140 if they had played straight-up basketball.
It just wasn't right the way they were behind by 25 points and then they're told to hold the ball.
It just wasn’t right the way they were behind by 25 points and then they’re told to hold the ball.
We're all fascinated by the numbers, as we were about the 100 points.
We’re all fascinated by the numbers, as we were about the 100 points.
I couldn't have come close without my teammates' help because the Knicks didn't want me to make 100.
I couldn’t have come close without my teammates’ help because the Knicks didn’t want me to make 100.
He fouled out in the fourth quarter, and that's when I really started getting points. He was no more at fault than anyone.
He fouled out in the fourth quarter, and that’s when I really started getting points. He was no more at fault than anyone.

2 Wilt Chamberlain Quotes on Villains

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 was played the villain so much because I was bigger and stronger than most, and they cast me as the villain everywhere I went.
Villains are kind of hard to really know on a personal level when you see them as mean, unsensitive-type people.
Villains are kind of hard to really know on a personal level when you see them as mean, unsensitive-type people.

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