Wilt: Larger Than Life

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Triumph Books, Sep 1, 2004 - Biography & Autobiography - 432 pages
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Long before Kobe, or Shaq, or MJ, or Magic, or Bird, or Kareem, there was Wilt; arguably the greatest basketball player of all time. Authoritative, informative, and entertaining, this book 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, Wilt also had an intensely private side that the author uncovers through years of interviews with the people closest to Wilt up until the time of his death in 1999. This groundbreaking work successfully captures Wilt Chamberlain the man, while also closely examining the better known myths that surrounded him throughout his life.

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User Review  - knightlight777 - LibraryThing

I am not a huge basketball fan but Wilt Chamberlain the iconic Mr. NBA was a great human interest read. This book followed Wilts' own book which everyone seemed to remember from his brash statement of ... Read full review

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User Review  - Steven - Goodreads

Thoroughly enjoyed reading this book and the author did a superb job in portraying the human side of Wilt, not just the athlete. Read full review

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About the author (2004)

Robert Cherry is a journalist and a former 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 the Jerusalem Post, among other publications. He played varsity basketball at Wilt Chamberlain's alma mater, Overbrook High School. 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.

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