wilt michaels

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?

What I love about this scene is the fact that Wilt decided to grab Mac as they jumped down the tunnel. Mac was the only human amongst four imaginary friends, who would probably stand a better chance of surviving the landing while he, a two foot 8 year old child, wouldn’t.

Wilt’s protective older-brother instincts that date back to his days with his creator, Jordan, kicked in here and he didn’t want Mac to be hurt, not if he could prevent it. Just one more reason why I adore Wilt. <3

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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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This is actually a little over three years old, but it still remains as my most favorite video I’ve ever done! QwQ I’m so proud of it! 

Note: Some of the clips are a bit jumpy. I don’t know why since it only seemed to happen after rendering from Adobe Premiere, despite careful editing.

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!