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WILT CHAMBERLAIN BELIEVED his 100-point game isn't an impossible achievement for great players

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Wilt Chamberlain still, to this day, holds numerous NBA records, and a 100-point game is one of those accomplishments in his legendary career. Wilt's single-game scoring record stands to this day, even though it was played 58 years ago.

In a 169-147 win against the New York Knicks, Wilt did the impossible, and after scoring 41 points in the first half, he exploded through the next two quarters, and everyone in the attendance knew the Knicks were in trouble. His teammates did everything they could to get the ball to Wilt, who was merely unstoppable that game even though they double-teamed and even triple-teamed him on every single possession.

There is still a debate about whether Wilt's record can be broken. Even though some players like Kobe Bryant, Devin Booker, and David Robinson got relatively close, there is a notion that it will be one of those things almost impossible to do when you take everything into account.

In one of his older interviews, Wilt talked about the 100 point game and said that he genuinely believes it's possible to break that mark and score even more points in a single game. Wilt argues that a great scorer in certain games when he gets especially hot from the field is capable of scoring more points.

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Yes, it can happen. I believe a great basketball player on a good night for him can score 100 points. I believe that sincerely. But the other records I have, it's going to be a hard time for them to ever get a look at.

Wilt Chamberlain

In the last two decades or so, we've seen numerous great scoring games where players like Kobe, Harden, Durant, and others torched their opponents with 50 or more points and made it look effortlessly. We were able to see their greatness on offense and how they impacted the game by scoring a lot of points.

Unfortunately, there is no video recording of Wilt's game, and even though he was initially frustrated with the fact there is no evidence of the game, he later began to like the fact there is sort of a myth behind his famous game.

I used to hate that there was no video, but as time goes on, I think it adds a sort of mystique to the game.

Wilt Chamberlain

There is no doubt that a handful of players in the NBA today could score 50,60 or even more points in a regular game. The current playing style in the NBA benefits players and teams to score a lot of points, so we might see another high scoring game after Booker scored 70 points in a single game. However, it's hard to believe we'll see someone break Wilt's record anytime soon, especially the other 70 NBA records he holds to this day.

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