Encouraging Quotes by Wilt Chamberlain

Encouraging Quotes by the only NBA player to score 100 points in a game Wilt Chamberlain

Wilt Chamberlain
Wilt Chamberlain
  • “Everything is habit-forming, so make sure what you do is what you want to be doing.”

  • “Everybody pulls for David, nobody roots for Goliath.”

  • “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.”

  • “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.”

  • “You must understand as a kid of color in those days, the Harlem Globetrotters were like being movie stars.”

  • “Scoring 100 points is a lot, but I maybe could have scored 140 if they had played straight-up basketball.”

  • “It is said that good things come to those who wait. I believe that good things come to those who work.”

  • “That’s my tag, whether I like it or not.”

  • “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 willing to do anything to stop me.”

  • “We make too much of winning. The mere fact of winning doesn’t make you great.”

  • “We’re all fascinated by the numbers, as we were about the 100 points.”

  • “When you go out there and do the things you’re supposed to do, people view you as selfish.”

  • “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.”

  • “It was a different sexual situation going on than it is in the ’80s and ’90s, and I did a very poor job of describing that.”

  • “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.”

  • “Meadowlark was the most sensational, awesome, incredible basketball player I’ve ever seen.”

  • “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.”

  • “I believe that good tjings come to those who work.”

  • “If you have ability in a certain area, why not capitalize on it and improve it and use it?”

  • “Bill Russell helped make my dream a better dream because when you play with the best, you know you have to play your best.”

  • “The man who won’t loan money isn’t going to have many friends – or need them.”

  • “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.”

  • “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.”

  • “It was a challenge to my teammates to help me.”

  • “It just wasn’t right the way they were behind by 25 points and then they’re told to hold the ball.”

  • “I get constant reminders from fans who equate that game and my career as one and the same.”

  • “I couldn’t have come close without my teammates’ help because the Knicks didn’t want me to make 100.”

  • “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.”

  • “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.”

  • “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.”

  • “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.”

  • “If I were given a change of life, I’d like to see how it would be to live as a mere six-footer.”

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