Michael Jordan and Magic Johnson might have come and gone. Shaquille OÃÂ Neal might still be around. But Wilt Chamberlain remains the only player in the fiercely contested NBA leagueÃÂs history to have averaged more than 50 points a season and scored more than 100 points in a game.
The 7 feet 1 inch tall Chamberlain was in every sense of the word a true basketballing giant. After his retirement from the game, he went on to become a successful businessman and author.
All prim and proper till now, is it not? So what, you might wonder, is the reason behind his entry into this club.
Well, one claim he made in his second autobiography View from Above in 1991: That he had bedded 20,000 women.
CanÃÂt you hear the mamas of the world go ÃÂBad boy, very bad boyÃÂ in the background?
That single claim of Chamberlain, a lifelong bachelor, came in for much criticism. ChamberlainÃÂs defence: ÃÂI was just doing what was natural - chasing good-looking ladies, whoever they were and wherever they were available.ÃÂ
Later, the basketball legend, though, went on to regret making that statement and in an interview shortly before his death, said: `Having a thousand different ladies is pretty cool, I have learnt, (but) in my life I`ve found out that having one woman a thousand different times is much more satisfying.`