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Bill Russell helped make my dream a better dream because when you play with the best, you know you have to play your best. — Wilt Chamberlain

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If you have ability in a certain area, why not capitalize on it and improve it and use it? — Wilt Chamberlain

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They were willing to do anything to stop me. — Wilt Chamberlain

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He fouled out in the fourth quarter, and that's when I really started getting points. He was no more at fault than anyone. — Wilt Chamberlain

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This is a team game and one man doesn't win and one man doesn't lose. In the end, the best team usually wins. — Wilt Chamberlain

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The man who won't loan money isn't going to have many friends - or need them. — Wilt Chamberlain

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That's my tag, whether I like it or not. — Wilt Chamberlain

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It seemed like whatever I touched, I was breaking record after record. I just knew I was on. I completely destroyed all existing shooting records there - an omen of things to come. — Wilt Chamberlain

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They were so clever finding ways to get me the ball. They had to do more than just give up open shots. They had to avoid fouls and pass me the ball in traffic. — Wilt Chamberlain

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The toughest thing for me was growing up and being stared at and being looked at and being talked about in that particular way. Other than that it was a good childhood. — Wilt Chamberlain

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I believe that good things come to those who work. — Wilt Chamberlain

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I guarantee you, if you could give me 10 points in all those seventh games against the Boston Celtics, instead of Bill Russell having 11 rings, I could've at least had nine or eight. — Wilt Chamberlain

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Monogamy is the true path to happiness. — Wilt Chamberlain

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It just wasn't right the way they were behind by 25 points and then they're told to hold the ball. — Wilt Chamberlain

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With all of you men out there who think that having a thousand different ladies is pretty cool, I have learned in my life I've found out that having one woman a thousand different times is much more satisfying. — Wilt Chamberlain

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Scoring 100 points is a lot, but I maybe could have scored 140 if they had played straight-up basketball. — Wilt Chamberlain

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It was a challenge to my teammates to help me. — Wilt Chamberlain

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If I were given a change of life, I'd like to see how it would be to live as a mere six-footer. — Wilt Chamberlain

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Nobody seems to appreciate what an incredible player Wilt was," Russell said at 1997 All-Star Game when the league named and honored its 50 greatest players. "He was the best player of all time because he dominated the floor like nobody else ever could. To be that big and that athletic was special. — Wilt Chamberlain

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Everybody pulls for David, nobody roots for Goliath. — Wilt Chamberlain

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I was played the villain so much because I was bigger and stronger than most, and they cast me as the villain everywhere I went. — Wilt Chamberlain

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And I remember leaving my place in L.A. and - my father is a big fight fan - and I said, 'Dad, I got a couple of days off and I'm getting ready to go to Houston to sign to fight Muhammad Ali. — Wilt Chamberlain

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Nobody roots for Goliath. — Wilt Chamberlain

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We're all fascinated by the numbers, as we were about the 100 points. — Wilt Chamberlain

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You must understand as a kid of color in those days, the Harlem Globetrotters were like being movie stars. — Wilt Chamberlain

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Meadowlark was the most sensational, awesome, incredible basketball player I've ever seen. — Wilt Chamberlain

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It was a different sexual situation going on than it is in the '80s and '90s, and I did a very poor job of describing that. — Wilt Chamberlain

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When I was a freshman, I fooled around with shooting free throws this way: For some reason, I thought you had to stay within the top half of that free-throw circle, so I would step back to just inside the top of the circle, take off from behind the line and dunk. They outlawed that, but I wouldn't have done it in a game, anyway. I was a good free throw shooter in college. Actually he was a 62% free throw shooter, which is poor except in comparison to his 51% as a pro. — Wilt Chamberlain

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I'm a big man and I like big dogs ... The dogs kept growing until only one of us could get in the elevator. It caused enough hassles so they finally kicked me out of my apartment. — Wilt Chamberlain

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I get constant reminders from fans who equate that game and my career as one and the same. — Wilt Chamberlain

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When you go out there and do the things you're supposed to do, people view you as selfish. — Wilt Chamberlain

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A big dog tends to be much more at ease with kids and gentle with them than a little one that's always yelping. — Wilt Chamberlain

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We make too much of winning. The mere fact of winning doesn't make you great. — Wilt Chamberlain

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I think a lot of ladies found me so attractive because I was different, and I acted on that in a way. — Wilt Chamberlain

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All of the sudden, my right leg caved in. I crumpled to the floor in pain. The doctor weren't sure I'd ever be able to play again ... and even if I did recover physically, the psychological scars of so traumatic an injury might never heal. — Wilt Chamberlain

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People say my ego is grand. I think it's in proportion to me. — Wilt Chamberlain

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But the point of using the number was to show that sex was a great part of my life as basketball was a great part of my life. That's the reason why I was single. — Wilt Chamberlain

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I couldn't have come close without my teammates' help because the Knicks didn't want me to make 100. — Wilt Chamberlain

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Everything is habit-forming, so make sure what you do is what you want to be doing. — Wilt Chamberlain

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My thing I liked was to challenge guys that were smaller, guys that were supposed to be quicker. Because I think self-consciously I was trying to prove to people it wasn't just my height that was getting me across in these various sports. It was some other intrinsic things that I had that made me a good athlete. — Wilt Chamberlain

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I believe that good tjings come to those who work. — Wilt Chamberlain

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I've prided myself on being in excellent condition-as good as any man in my profession. Now this doesn't come from sitting around on your rear end. This comes from hard, hard work. — Wilt Chamberlain

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Villains are kind of hard to really know on a personal level when you see them as mean, unsensitive-type people. — Wilt Chamberlain