The victory road: 1966-67 Philadelphia 76ers’ quest for NBA title (VIDEO)

wilt-dunks-on-russellFor most of his NBA career, Wilt Chamberlain was known to be arguably the best player who has ever played.

Yet not many considered him to be a winner – as even for Wilt, overpowering teams instead of individual players wasn’t easy.

Chamberlain would score his points, grab his rebounds, and yet walk off the court after another loss. This ended in 1967, when Wilt, along with the rest of his Philadelphia 76ers team won the NBA championship.

The Sixers, led by Alex Hannum, won 68 NBA regular season games. Chamberlain adjusted to the new system of play, sacrificing his scoring, instead focusing more on defense and passing.

As a result, he averaged 7.8 assists per game that season – third in the NBA. Meanwhile, his scoring average dropped from 33.5 ppg to 24.1 ppg.

In the playoffs, Chamberlain was averaging nearly a triple double with 21.7 ppg, 29.1 rpg and 9 apg. This time however, the team stood behind Chamberlain, as the Sixers defeated the Boston Celtics (4-1) in the Eastern Division Finals, and then overpowered the San Francisco Warriors (4-2) in the finals, claiming the NBA title

Watch their amazing season below:




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