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August 21, 1936
Wilton Norman "Wilt" Chamberlain, nicknamed Wilt the
Stilt, The Big Dipper, and Chairman of the Boards, was
an American professional NBA basketball player for the Philadelphia/San
Francisco Warriors, the Philadelphia 76ers and the Los Angeles Lakers;
and also played for the Harlem Globetrotters.
The 7 foot 1 inch
Chamberlain, who weighed 250 lb as a rookie before bulking up to 275 lb
and eventually over 300 lb with the Lakers, played the center position
and is widely considered one of the greatest and most dominant players
in the history of the NBA.
Chamberlain had a history of heart trouble. In 1992, he was
hospitalized for three days following an irregular heartbeat, and in
1999, his condition deteriorated rapidly. After undergoing dental
surgery in that year, he lost 50 pounds, was in great pain and seemed
unable to recover from the stress. On October 12, 1999, Chamberlain died
in Bel-Air, California at the age of 63.
Where are they buried?
- Cremated, ashes given to family or friend
- Hendersonville Memory Gardens, Hendersonville, Tennessee
- Riverside Memorial Park , Tequesta, Palm Beach County, Florida
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