When it comes to the age they scored 60 points, anyway. Chambers was a few weeks older. Now that I've gotten your attention, here are some other other interesting numbers. Please note that all stats are from 86-87 onward. I'm sure Wilt scored 60+ when he was older than 30.
MOST FIELD GOALS WITHOUT A MISS
14 - Gary Payton on 01/04/95
MOST ASSISTS WITHOUT A TURNOVER
23 - John Stockton on 12/08/90
MOST POINTS SCORED WITHOUT MAKING A FIELD GOAL
15 - Darrick Martin on 12/14/96
MOST POINTS SCORED WITHOUT ATTEMPTING A FIELD GOAL
8 - Jarron Collins on 12/23/05
MOST POINTS SCORED WITHOUT ATTEMPTING A FREE THROW OR A THREE POINTER
48 - Hakeem Olajuwon on 01/30/97
MOST OFFENSIVE REBOUNDS WITHOUT REGISTERING A DEFENSIVE REBOUND
11 - Bill Laimbeer on 01/09/93
MOST ASSISTS WHILE SCORING 30 POINTS OR MORE
21 - Kevin Johnson on 02/26/89 (He had 30 points)
THE CLOSEST THING TO A 30 REBONDS AND 30 POINTS GAME
29 PTS/30 REBS - Kevin Willis on 12/03/91
MOST THREE POINTERS MADE WITHOUT MAKING A TWO POINTER
Chambers also never played in a big market. San Diego, Seattle, and Phoenix. In his prime, anyway. 2 of those teams have moved since, which tells you everything about the kind of exposure he would've gotten there.
Word. He didn't get any respect because he's white.
I must say I have to agree with you. kiki vandeweghe and Tom Chambers were all time greats. They were two great players from what I consider the "golden age' of basketball. But they are forgotten. I don't think either one even made the 50 greatest players list.
It's further living proof that sterotypes hurt everyone!
I must say I have to agree with you. kiki vandeweghe and Tom Chambers were all time greats. They were two great players from what I consider the "golden age' of basketball. But they are forgotten about. I don't think either one even made the 50 greatest players list.
You know, I sometimes mention to people that the real reason why the Blazers didn't draft MJ wasn't Clyde. It was Kiki. The Blazers had traded for him couple of weeks before the draft, and they simply did not need another volume scorer. Kiki put up 29.4 PPG the year before the trade. Still, people laugh and scoff when I bring this up. Both because they don't realize just how good Kiki was and because they think MJ's draft scouting reports said "Future GOAT."