On this date in 1999, the late Wilt Chamberlain became the first player to have his number retired by three teams when the Warriors retired his No. 13 jersey at halftime of their game against the 76ers. The No. 13 jersey was presented to Barbara Lewis and Yvonne Chamberlain, Wilt’s sisters, and Oliver Chamberlain, his brother. Chamberlain’s number had already been retired by the Philadelphia 76ers, where he was part of the 1967 NBA championship team, and the Los Angeles Lakers, where he was part of the 1972 title team. Chamberlain spent six years with the Warriors organization, averaging 41.5 points and 25.1 rebounds in 429 games.
Got a great blog post that you want featured on Hoops Links? Send the link to me at HoopsLinks@gmail.com. This week’s look around the blogosphere..
- Hoop76 revisits the Jrue Holiday deal with New Orleans.
- Keep it Cavalier explains why Anthony Bennett should go to the D-League.
- Shaw Sports wonders about Andrew Bynum‘s future.
- The Brooklyn Game says it’s okay to be a little checked out on the Nets.
- Pounding The Rock wonders if Tiago Splitter needs new tricks.
- 48 Minutes Of Hell breaks down the Spurs’ break down of the Mavs’ D.
- Cavs: The Blog says don’t go home with hope.