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anonymous asked:

*picks up your basketball and holds a needle centimeters away from it* oh WIIILLLTTTT~

Oh dear, please don’t-

Hey, wait a minute! I’m sorry, but basketballs actually aren’t that fragile.

Basketballs are designed to take a lot of punishment. They’ve got to be dribbled all around the court, thrown around, and slam dunked, so they’re pretty sturdy! A simple needle wouldn’t be able to pierce the tough rubber shell on the outside, let alone the layers of fiber and the rubber bladder on the inside. I once saw a video of somebody trying to puncture a basketball with a knife, and she was trying for ages and ages!

I think my basketball is going to be fine, but you really shouldn’t be playing with needles (and definitely not knives!), okay?

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ESPN’s NBA Rank from 1 to 10

1. Michael Jordan
2. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
3. LeBron James
4. Magic Johnson
5. Wilt Chamberlain
6. Larry Bird
7. Bill Russell
8. Tim Duncan
9. Shaquille O’Neal
10. Hakeem Olajuwon

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Well, well, well, would you look at this list. LeBron number 3, ahead of Magic, Wilt, Russell…? That’s a scandal! 

On the other hand, Kareem finally getting the recognition he deserves. One of the most overlooked all-time greats.

Many disagreements here, but hey, they got number 1 and 2 right. The rest is a mess, but that’s ESPN for you…

For their rankings from 11 to 20, here.

For their rankings from 21 to 30, here.

For their rankings from 31 to 40, here.

For their rankings from 41 to 50, here.

For their rankings by positions, here.

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All-Star halftime show, 17 years ago:

1. Michael greets Wilt.

2. Rick Barry with Elgin Baylor: “You gotta get a picture of this, cause this is classic right here. This is the guy I patterned my game after.”

3. Magic with Russell & Bird: “I tried to get as many [rings] as him, I couldn’t get there, and then I was fighting this man for them.”

4. Isiah and Magic are introduced.

5. Chuck and the Mailman are introduced.

6. Bird and Dr. J are introduced.

7. Hondo and Baylor are introduced.

8. Bill Walton is introduced.

9. Wilt is introduced.

10. George Mikan is introduced, with the help of Bill Russell.

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The Stakes Tonight


If Steph and the Warriors win:

  • Put an exclamation mark on the greatest regular season ever (73-9)
  • Become the second greatest team ever in terms of combined Season/Playoffs winning percentage (behind the ‘96 Bulls)
  • Steph and Klay become the greatest backcourt in NBA History, topping Isiah/Dumars and West/Goodrich
  • IF he gets the Finals MVP, Steph joins the following list of players with at least two titles, two MVPs, and a Finals MVP:
    • Wilt Chamberlain
    • Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
    • Magic Johnson
    • Larry Bird
    • Michael Jordan
    • Tim Duncan
    • LeBron James
  • IF Steph does NOT get the Finals MVP, it becomes the second biggest oddity in NBA History (more on that here)
  • Steph enters the Top 15-20 greatest players ever range


If LeBron and the Cavs win:

  • Bring Cleveland their first professional sports title since 1964 when Jim Brown and the Browns won the NFL Championship
  • Complete the greatest comeback in NBA Finals History - no other team has ever come back from a 3-1 deficit in the NBA Finals
  • IF he gets the Finals MVP (and let’s be real, if they win he’s MVP), LeBron joins the following list of players with at least three titles, four MVPs, and three Finals MVPs:
    • Michael Jordan
    • …and…yep, that’s it
  • LeBron enters the Top 5 or 6 greatest players ever category, along with Michael, Kareem, Wilt, Russell, and Magic.

30 years ago today, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar passed Wilt Chamberlain to become NBA’s All-Time Leading Scorer.

Today, out of the 6 greatest scorers of all time, 5 have been Lakers at some point in their careers (sorry Utah fans, the Mailman is clearly a Jazz first, but I couldn’t resist claiming him as our own for this one).

Hi there! The name’s Wilt. My friend Coco told me that I should set up an askblog - is that okay? I’m not quite sure what I’m supposed to do here… But if you have any questions, I’d be happy to answer them!

Oh, I’m sorry, I’ve been talking about myself for far too long. I’ll let you get on with whatever it is you were doing before I interrupted. Sorry!