how tall was wilt chamberlain?: Full Bio

One of the all-time greatest basketball players in history is Wilt Chamberlain.

Wilt Chamberlain was one of the nine children raised by William and Olivia Chamberlain when he was born on August 21, 1936, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

His mother did housework outside of the home while his father worked at a nearby publishing company.

Chamberlain had a remarkable high school basketball career. He scored more than 2,200 points in three seasons.

More than 200 universities sought Chamberlain out as a consequence, but he preferred to live outside the major cities.

He decided on the University of Kansas due to Hall of Fame coach Phog Allen's recruiting efforts.

Chamberlain was 275 pounds and stood 7 feet, 1 inch tall.

He became the first person to win both trophies in the same season when he was named both Rookie of the Year and Most Valuable Playe

Because of his lack of success versus Russell, Chamberlain constantly faced a lot of criticism from the media and the public.