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Wilt was unprized treasure; Appreciation

No plans have been announced as to where Wilt Chamberlain, who died suddenly yesterday at the age of 63, will be put to rest. But if the basketball legend had his way, his epitaph would read: "Nobody loves Goliath."

In this era of superlatives, when every unusual sports feat is heralded as extraordinary and every clutch basket by Michael Jordan was etched in stone, it is easy to forget how Wilton Norman Chamberlain totally dominated pro basketball in the '60s with both his brute strength and athletic ability.

As the then-Baltimore Bullets beat reporter in 1965, we recall a unique January weekend in which the visiting San Francisco Warriors played the Bullets on...