Why Chamberlain’s 100 Points Was More Impressive Than Kobe’s 81 Points


100 points is more than 81 points by default, everyone who knows mathematics knows that. However, I've seen a lot of fans, mostly casual basketball fans who don't know much about the history of basketball, quickly downplay Wilt's 100 points and up play Kobe's 81 points.

Well, they're wrong and here's why....


Let's debunk all of the myths that the casual fans often say, shall we?

"There was no 3 seconds rule during Wilt's era, he could clogg the line and just dunk it"

First off, the 24-sec. shotclock was already in place in 1954. The 3 second rule was introduced in 1936. Illegal defense was already in place since 1947. Defensive goaltending was instituted way back during Mikan's college days (pre-1950's). Offensive goaltending was instituted during Russell's senior year in college (1956).

Wilt debuted in the NBA in 1959. He played with all the rules.

"Wilt had it easy, he was the only 7 footer while every other centers were midgets"

Walter Dukes (7'0", 220 lbs.)

Swede Halbrook (7'3, 235 lbs.)

Tom Boerwinkle (7'0", 265 lbs.)

Bob Lanier (6'11", 265 lbs.)

Darrall Imhoff (6'11", 220 lbs.)

Otto Moore (6'11", 210 lbs.)

Sam Lacey (6'10", 235 lbs.)

George Johnson (6'11", 245 lbs.)

Paul Ruffner (6'10", 230 lbs.)

Dick Cunningham (6'10", 245 lbs.)

Walt Bellamy (6'11", 225 lbs.)

Leroy Ellis (6'10", 210 lbs.)

Nate Thurmond (6'11", 235 lbs.)

Mel Counts (7'0", 235 lbs.)

Nate Bowman (6'10", 230 lbs.)

Clyde Lee (6'10", 210 lbs.)

Walt Wesley (6'11", 230 lbs.)

Henry Akin (6'10", 225 lbs.)

Hank Finkel (7'0", 240 lbs.)

Lew Alcindor aka Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (7'2", 225 lbs.)

Neal Walk (6'10", 220 lbs.)

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