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Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Blow Out the Candles August 21

Hall of Fame center Wilt Chamberlain was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on this date in 1936.
 1972-73 Topps #168

Career highlights and awards
2× NBA champion (1967, 1972)
NBA Finals MVP (1972)
4× NBA Most Valuable Player (1960, 1966–1968)
13× NBA All-Star (1960–1969, 1971–1973)
NBA All-Star Game MVP (1960)
NBA Rookie of the Year (1960)
7× NBA scoring champion (1960–1966)
11× NBA rebounding champion (1960–1963, 1966–1969, 1971–1973)
7× All-NBA First Team (1960–1962, 1964, 1965–1968)
3× All-NBA Second Team (1963, 1966, 1972)
2× NBA All-Defensive First Team (1972–1973)
Golden State Warriors all-time leading scorer
NCAA Final Four Most Outstanding Player (1957)
NBA 35th Anniversary Team
NBA 50th Anniversary Team
Los Angeles Lakers #13 retired
Golden State Warriors #13 retired
Philadelphia 76ers #13 retired
Wilt Chamberlain as a 17-year-old senior at Philadelphia's Overbrook High School, August 6, 1954
Elgin Baylor, Wilt abd Jerry West

College Football Hall of Famer and Bears QB Jim McMahon is celebrating his 54th birthday today.

Hall of Fame player and coach Toe Blake was born in Victoria Mines, Ontario on this date in 1912

Rocket Richard, Elmer Lach, and Toe Blake  -- The Punch Line
Toe won 10 Stanley Cups -- 2 as a player and 8 as coach

Legendary animator Friz Freleng was born in Kansas City, Missouri on this date in 1905.

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