Ilt Chokerlain facts from the '69 Finals:
1. 8th in PPG from both teams
2. 4th in PPG on West's team
3. 2nd WORST FT% from both teams
4. WORST FT% from both team (players who took over 2 FT's a game)
5. Only player in history to lose a ring with two All-Stars, 2 All-NBA, 1 All-Def, and a player averaging 39/5/8
6. 8.8 PPG drop from RS to the Finals
7. 8.3% drop in FG% from RS to the Finals
8. 7.1% drop in FT% from RS to the Finals
9. Stats 'wilted' even though he saw a 2 minute increase in playing time from the RS to the Finals
Again, these are all FACTS, Lozerus. None of them are opinions.
The mental midget, Ilt Chokerlain, was hilariously bad in the postseason. No wonder he's considered to be the GOAT choker and statpadder.
"Greatest low-post scorer" ....
Dude would be lucky to average over 15, if he played in the modern era and not that garbage ass joke era.
Fact #1 - Chokerlain played in an absolutely shitty and garbage ass era
Fact #2 - Chokerlain played for his stats and didn't give a shit about winning
Fact #3 - Chokerlain choked HARD and this can be evidenced by his significant drop off in production
.511 FT% shooter in the regular season
.465 in the playoffs
.375 in the finals
Chokerlain's ppg in regular season: 30.1
Chokerlain's ppg in playoffs: 22.5
Chokerlain's ppg in the Finals: 18
Default NBA choking rating
Advanced Formula: Losses with HCA + playoff ppg drop + finals ppg drop + playoff rpg drop + finals rpg drop + playoff apg drop + finals apg drop + playoff fg% drop + finals fg% drop + playoff ft% drop + finals ft% drop - rings
Wilt Chamberlain: 5 + (30.1-22.5) + (30.1-18.6) + (22.9-24.9) + (22.9-24.6) + (4.4-4.2) + (4.4-3.8) + (54.0-52.2) + (54.0-55.9) + (51.1-46.5) + (51.1-37.5) - 2 = 37.3
Ilt's scoring drop off from the RS to the PO's:
'60 - -4.4
'61 - -1.4
'62 - -15.4
'63 - Missed the PO's despite averaging 44.8/24.3/3.4 on 52.8%
'64 - -2.2
'65 - -5.4
'66 - -5.5
'67 - -2.4
'68 - -0.6
'69 - -6.6
'70 - -5.2 (Injured his knee, so not really gonna count this year)
'71 - -2.4
'72 - -0.1
'73 - -2.8
Those numbers would translate to ~15 PPG in the '90's, BTW. Playing in a weak ass era definitely helped boost his stats.
Ilt's FG% from the RS to the PO's:
1960 - +3.5
1961 - -4.0
1962 - -3.9
1964 - +1.8
1965 - +2.0
1966 - -3.1
1967 - -10.4
1968 - -6.1
1979 - -3.8
1970 - -1.9
1971 - -9.0
1972 - -8.6
1973 - -17.5
Lets look at a couple of physical behemoths from the '60's:
Stick figures? Yep.
1973 NBA Finals
Lakers had HCA but lost the series in 5 games. Lakers lost by 4 points in Game 2 in which Ilt shot 1-9 from the freethrow line. Ilt put up 5 points in Game 3 which the Lakers lost by 4 points again. In Game 5 Wilt shot 5-14 from the freethrow line. This capped off Ilt's 5th series loss with HCA to end his career.
Ilt's FT shooting for the series: 14-38 (36.8%)
1970 NBA Finals
Another Game 7 loss for the Lakers. Ilt shot 1-10 from the freethrow in a Game 1 loss. In Game 7 Ilt shot 11 freethrow attempts, only making 1.
Ilt's FT shooting for the series: 23-67 (34.3%)
Ilt's FT shooting in Game 7: 1-11 (9.1%)
1969 NBA Finals
Lakers had HCA and were up 2-0 in the series and also 3-2 after Game 5. Lakers managed to lose the next 2 games including a 2 point loss in Game 7 in which Ilt missed 9 freethrows (4-13) while Jerry West put up 42-13-12 and won Finals MVP. Wilt shot 1-5 from the filed and missed 8 freethrows in a Game 6 loss and 1-5 from the field in Game 2. In a pivotal Game 4 Ilt shot 2-11 from the line in a 1-point loss, a win would have gave the Lakers a 3-1 series lead. Boston Celtic Sam Jones outscored Ilt Chokerlain again in Game 7, doing so in all 4 Game 7s.
Ilt's FT shooting for the series: 24-66 (36.4%)
Ilt's FT shooting in Game 7: 4-13 (30.8%)
1968 Division Finals
Another HCA series loss for Ilt. Ilt shot 6-21 from the field and missed 15 freethrows in a Game 6 loss. In Game 7, Ilt made 4 field goals and missed 9 freethrows in a 4 point loss. Ilt was the 9th leading scorer and the 5th leading scorer on his own team in that game 7 with 14 points
Ilt's FT shooting for the series: 39-91 (42.9%)
i's FT shooting in Game 7: 6-15 (40.0%)
1966 Division Finals
His Sixers lost to Boston in 5 games. In the elimination Game 5, Ilt missed 17 freethrows (8-25) in a 8 point loss.
Ilt's FT shooting for the series: 28-68 (41.2%)
1965 Division Finals
Ilt shot 7-21 from the field in a Game 3 loss. The Sixers lost by 1 point in Game 7, Ilt missed 7 freethrows (6-13) in that game. Ilt was once again outscored by Sam Jones in a Game 7.
1964 NBA Finals
His team lost the series in 5 games. Ilt shot 4-12 from the freethrow line in a Game 1 loss.
Ilt's FT shooting for the series: 22-48 (45.8%)
1963 Regular season
Ilt led his team to a 31-49 record, a record too poor to make the playoffs.
1962 Division Finals
Coming off his 50.4 ppg season, his PPG in the Playoffs dropped down by 15 points. In Game 7, Ilt was the 4th leading scorer with 22 points in a loss.
Ilt's FT shooting for the series: 22-48 (45.8%)
1961 Division Semifinals
Ilt's Warriors had HCA and were facing the 38-41 Nationals. The result? The sub .500 Nationals swept Ilt's team 3-0. In an elimination Game 3 Ilt shot 7-14 from the freethrow line in a 3-point loss.
Ilt FT shooting for the series: 21-38 (55.3%)
1960 Division Finals
After a regular season of 38.4 ppg, Ilt followed that up with a 30.5 ppg series in the Division Finals vs. Boston.
Ilt FT shooting for the series: 35-65 (53.8%).
You keep proving my point that you know jackshit about basketball, boxscore watching loser.