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  • bambam1729
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    I remember he had a great line on Johnny Carson about it. Johnny asked him about free throw shooting, and he said he had even gone to a psychiatrist about it. Then Johnny, "How did that work out?" Wilt - "Now the psychiatrist can't shoot free throws either!"

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  • NotDutra5
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    Originally posted by Walt Murphy View Post
    As bad as his reputation was for making free throws, he made 28 of 32 when he scored the 100 points
    It was more than a reputation. His career FT% was 51%. That said, '62 was his best year and the only year he was over 60%.

    To gh's point about the circumstances for the 100 point game was that the couple of surrounding games he also shot better at the FT line than he did at nearly any point during his career.

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  • gh
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    Originally posted by Walt Murphy View Post
    As bad as his reputation was for making free throws, he made 28 of 32 when he scored the 100 points
    but I've heard the naysayers claim that it was a HS gym, and the rims were loose by NBA standards and all kinds of shots rattled in

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  • Walt Murphy
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    As bad as his reputation was for making free throws, he made 28 of 32 when he scored the 100 points

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  • bad hammy
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    Wilt's long shooting gets a bad rap because of his rather poor free-throw shooting. He was more of a Sundance Kid at longer range . . .

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_AoCK5r2TWg

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  • NotDutra5
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    Originally posted by Halfmiler2 View Post

    I am not sure Wilt ever made a 25-foot shot in his career.
    I think it's been mentioned in other basketball threads that, had Wilt played in today's game, he'd have been much more inclined to shoot from the outside and he'd have been better at it than he needed or wanted to be during his career. He may not have been good at it but he'd play that way likely.

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  • Dave
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    Originally posted by Halfmiler2 View Post

    I am not sure Wilt ever made a 25-foot shot in his career.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h0IC8Nwkd1w

    Those aren’t game shots, but he could score from outside.

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  • Halfmiler2
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    Originally posted by aaronk View Post

    You're right!
    (My apologies, Wilt!)
    But that 100 point game was maybe more amazing, as there wasn't the 3 point shot back then!
    Can you imagine what he would've scored if the 3 pointer was around then!!
    I am not sure Wilt ever made a 25-foot shot in his career.

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  • Dave
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    Originally posted by 18.99s View Post

    Or 94 points, after missing a few 3 pointers which otherwise should have been driven to the basket for a close-range 2-pointer.
    Of course his team mates might have been more inclined to take outside shots giving him fewer opportunities to score.

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  • NotDutra5
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    Originally posted by 18.99s View Post

    Or 94 points, after missing a few 3 pointers which otherwise should have been driven to the basket for a close-range 2-pointer.
    Very true.

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  • 18.99s
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    Originally posted by NotDutra5 View Post

    100 points likely
    Or 94 points, after missing a few 3 pointers which otherwise should have been driven to the basket for a close-range 2-pointer.

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  • Dave
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    I’m wondering what he could have done as a HJer with the flop and modern pits.

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  • NotDutra5
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    Originally posted by aaronk View Post

    You're right!
    (My apologies, Wilt!)
    But that 100 point game was maybe more amazing, as there wasn't the 3 point shot back then!
    Can you imagine what he would've scored if the 3 pointer was around then!!
    100 points likely

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  • tandfman
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    Originally posted by noone View Post
    I am pretty sure he claimed it was 20,000
    Wiki sez it was 20,000.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilt_C...#Personal_life

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  • aaronk
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    Originally posted by noone View Post
    I am pretty sure he claimed it was 20,000
    You're right!
    (My apologies, Wilt!)
    But that 100 point game was maybe more amazing, as there wasn't the 3 point shot back then!
    Can you imagine what he would've scored if the 3 pointer was around then!!

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