If Al Gore had been born just a bit earlier – in time to invent the internet and,thus, fantasy sports leagues during the early days of the NBA, I could have done it – I could have been on top – guaranteed.
It’s not just about the 100 points in a game thing 50 years ago. Nobody reading was alive to see or hear about that feat. This freak – The Stilt – averaged a wacky 50 points per game back in that day – averaged 26 rebounds per game that year. I pick Chamberlain onto my team, I could slip quietly into a coma before the next round and I still win the big fantasy trophy at the end of the year. Let the computer draft dead people for me as I sit slumped and drooling in my chair in front of my 1960 computer monitor – I still win. We fantasy hacks think that the 40 and 50 fantasy point nights that LeBron and Kobe put up are heaven – small potatoes. Add it up, 50 points per game – 26 rebounds per game – they didn’t track block shots back then but sport historians estimate about 7 per game for Wilt – say his turnovers, assists, and steals give him 7 more – and you have an average of 90 fantasy points per game – that’s an average night. You might get a 130 or so from him on a good night. Most points in a game, fine, most rebounds in a game (55), fine – add another to the list – The Stilt would have been the most prolific fantasy player of all time by like double. But then I’m sure my Commish would have made a league rule making Wilt ineligible for the draft. They’re like that.
That’s word, straight from the Mac.
— Pat McD