Synopses & Reviews
A capturing of basketball legend Wilt Chamberlain's personality and thoughtsand#8212;known by relatively few people other than family and close friendsand#8212;is made available to all in this intimate biography. The author, a native of Philadelphia and an alumnus of Chamberlain's alma mater, spent four years researching and interviewing the most important people in Wilt's life to produce these results.
Everything Wilt Chamberlain did from being the only NBA player to ever score 100 points in a game to claiming to have slept with more than 20,000 women was larger than life and is examined in this detailed biography of one of the greatest athletes of the 20th century.
At once authoritative and entertaining, "Wilt" is the first standard biography about this American legend--the unique and unforgettable Wilt Chamberlain, one of the 20th-century's greatest and most controversial athletes. Two 8-page photo inserts.
About the Author
Robert Cherryand#160;is aand#160;journalist andand#160;a formerand#160;Peace Corps volunteer in the West African bush. He has been a general assignment reporter or editor for four newspapers, including the Arizona Republic, and his freelance work has appeared in the New York Times and theand#160;Jerusalem Post, among other publications. He played varsity basketball at Wilt Chamberlain's alma mater, Overbrook High School.and#160;Jerry West is a former Los Angeles Laker who led the team to nine NBA Finals and the 1972 championship. He is a former Lakers coach and general manager and serves as the president of basketball operations for the Memphis Grizzlies.