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Old 02-26-2012, 02:21 PM   #89
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Default Re: Wilt Chamberlain free throw dunks:

Originally Posted by CavaliersFTW
Why do I get the feeling everybody has cherry picked the evidence and didn't read those newspapers.

In 1956:
1.) NCAA Rules regarding big men (Wilt) included banning free throw dunks are suggested by a committee.

2.) NCAA Proposed rules to stop the big men (Wilt) regarding free throw dunks were voted on and approved by a committee.

3.) Tex Winter claims he's the guy behind the curtain and describes Wilt dunking free throws. He says Wilt took 3 giant strides. Oddly enough this looks identical to how Wilt practices and competes in High-Jump even though Tex Winter doesn't know that nor does he give a flying f_ck about it. It's just some strange coincidence right?

4.) In 1989:
Wilt, independent of any of that, tries to claim he dunked free throws his freshman year for some interview for the LA Time's. Of course, he's going to embellish this in some way shape or form. This is only support that he dunked free throws it is not the tool to determine the specifics of how he dunked them because of his well known and well understood reputation for embellishing.

5.) In 2011:
Tex Winter once again recalls the event of Wilt dunking a free throw. He once again claims 3 steps - exactly as he did fifty five years earlier. Not only this but now he touches base on the other rules that were changed that involved Chamberlain and they all match perfectly with the actual proposed and changed NCAA rules in 1956

Is it a god damn coincidence?

The most authoritative guy in all of basketball, a HOF, a guy whose credentials had to be impeccable because he was at the head of the most authoritative committee in the sport, speaks on how he made a particular rule from visual evidence. We are supposed to believe that one of the most respectable guys in the whole sport isn't a reliable source.
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