The jersey worn by Chamberlain in 1973 in the Lakers, sold at auction for 4.9 million

About the auction where Wilt's jersey was sold

by Sededin Dedovic
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The jersey worn by Chamberlain in 1973 in the Lakers, sold at auction for 4.9 million
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There are few athletes who can boast of being the best of all time. Just by being the best in the world, you gain the importance of your name, so some athletes have started their own businesses using their name. However, what is really expensive are rare things from famous stars who were the best in a certain period,
Chamberlain was of fundamental importance for the success of the Lakers, among other things, during the 1971/72 season, when the Lakers defeated the New York Knicks in the grand final.In the then-decisive fifth match, Wilt recorded an incredible 24 points, 29 rebounds and eight assists and blocks each, and he achieved all this despite the fact that he suffered an injury to his right hand.

This, according to many, the best basketball player in the world of all time, has become a real legend over time. Wilt passed away in 1999, and he was 64 years old at the time, after which he simply entered the culture of the USA people.

To this day, jerseys with his name are sold, and dozens of shows and documentaries have been filmed.

Chamberlain is one of the best ever, a true legend of the NBA as well as sports in general.

Chamberlain is one of the most dominant players in NBA history.

He started his professional career in 1958 and ended in 1973. He won numerous awards: he was twice the champion, four times the most valuable player, once the MVP of the final series and 13 times he was selected to participate in the All-Star match.

Wilt finished his rookie season as both MVP and Rookie of the Year, which in history was the only other feat accomplished by Wes Anseld. A year before the NBA, he played for the Harlem Globetrotters, previously played at Kansas University, and was drafted by Philadelphia.

He reached 31,419 points in his NBA career, which will be the current record for 38 years - then it was broken by Kareem Abdul Jabbar, and then LeBron James took the first place. We would not be surprised if this jersey is sold again in a few years at an even higher price. Because the name Wilt Chamberlain is getting more and more expensive every day.

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