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Robert Rubino connects current sports news with the past

Wilt’s 100-point game still fascinates

The following is my column that ran on C2 of  last Sunday’s Press Democrat. It stands out freakishly, like the fictional Pushmi-pullyu, the two-headed creature from the old Dr. Doolittle children’s stories, with each head facing an opposite direction. It’s that odd, that unreal. As laughable as it is exotic. As sports accomplishments go, the legacy of Wilt Chamberlain scoring 100 points in an NBA game exists more as carnival exhibit or myth from ancient times (or at least pre-ESPN,… Read More »