'60 Wilt Chamberlain diamond card

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Name Wilt Chamberlain
Edition 1960
Theme Most Valuable Player
Collection MVP 1
Position C / PF
Age 23
Height 7'1"
Weight 275lbs
From Kansas
Plays Post Up Low, P&R Roll Man
Sell Value 3600
Added September 30th, 2015
165,000
July 21st, 2016
112,000
July 2nd, 2016
1,100,000
April 6th, 2016

97 Overall

62 Outside scoring

  • 74 Standing shot mid
  • 50 Moving shot mid
  • 25 Standing shot 3pt
  • 30 Moving shot 3pt
  • 95 Shot IQ
  • 58 Free throw
  • 98 Off. consistency

92 Inside scoring

  • 92 Standing shot close
  • 90 Moving shot close
  • 96 Standing layup
  • 78 Driving layup
  • 95 Standing dunk
  • 75 Driving dunk
  • 65 Contact dunk
  • 97 Draw foul
  • 92 Post control
  • 91 Post hook
  • 92 Post fadeaway
  • 95 Hands

67 Playmaking

  • 44 Ball control
  • 75 Passing accuracy
  • 74 Passing vision
  • 77 Passing IQ

89 Athleticism

  • 76 Speed
  • 72 Acceleration
  • 82 Vertical
  • 98 Strength
  • 99 Stamina
  • 98 Hustle
  • 95 Overall durability

90 Defending

  • 88 On-ball def. IQ
  • 95 Low post def. IQ
  • 89 Pick & roll def. IQ
  • 96 Help def. IQ
  • 58 Lateral quickness
  • 85 Pass perception
  • 97 Reaction time
  • 64 Steal
  • 94 Block
  • 95 Shot contest
  • 90 Def. consistency

98 Rebounding

  • 97 Offensive rebound
  • 98 Defensive rebound
  • 98 Boxout

3622 Total attr.

Updates OVR POS INS OUT PLY ATH DEF REB
03/17/16 (Viewing) 97 C PF 92 62 67 89 90 98
01/29/16 97 C PF 92 62 67 89 90 98
10/27/15 92 C PF 78 40 67 77 89 98

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  • 51

    Things that should be higher for this Wilt card:
    1: Post Hook (95+)
    2: Speed (80 to 90 ish)
    3: Acceleration (80 to 90 ish)
    4: Vertical (90+)
    5: Lateral Quickness (Should be higher than a 58)
    6: Strength (99. 98 is still great, but Wilt should have a 99.)
    7: Standing Layup (99)
    8: Block (99)
    9: Ball Control (You can say it should be higher because he actually handled the ball a lot for the Globetrotters. Not sure which rating I would give it, though.)
    10: Post Fadeaway (Just a little bit higher)
    11: Standing Shot Mid (80 ish)
    12: Standing Dunk (Definitely 99)
    13: Contact Dunk (99)
    I think he should also have Alpha Dog and Posterizer as badges. Overall, this is still a BEAST card. Hopefully, we get a 61-62 version of Wilt soon. Maybe they'll juice all his stats that way if that version comes out.

    9

    2k will never release a 61'-62' wilt. Then 2k would have no excuse but to make him a 99. and you know we can't have anyone on the same level as "oh my goodness second coming of jesus Christ" Michael Jordan.

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    11

    If that 99 OVR TBT Lebron is real then they could release a 61-62 Wilt, or better yet a 100 point game Moments card.

    1

    Also, that 99 overall Kobe hopefully means we'll be getting 100 point Wilt this year.

    0

    No, 99 Kobe is a moments card. They don't do moments for historic players.

    1

    except jordan's 81 ovr

    1

    totally agree

    1

    That was jenius

    7

    The problem is ignorant little 2k doesn't want Wilt to be better than Jordan which these upgrades could do. It is arguable that Wilt isn't the best ever but this was a better individual season than Jordan's '91 season. I am completely against that 98 strength though. Wilt can lift more than Shaq yet his strength is inferior, 2k logic I swear.

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    2

    The problem is this is '60 Wilt. For '62 Wilt this would probably be appropriate, but Wilt averaged 37 PPG on 46 percent shooting- and Klay's main argument to why Bill Russell sucks is that he shot under 50 percent which is apparently TERRIBLE for a center (according to Klay). A few things about this card should be higher, yes, but he should NOT be 99. Per 100 possessions this season really doesn't look amazing apart from the rebounding (but that is due to the increased pace and lower FG% by far). Yeah, some stats are wrong (in both ways), but '60 Wilt certainly does not deserve to be 99 OVR.

    3

    Good point but some of these stats should still be upgraded. I wish they would release a '62 Wilt or 100 point game moments card (even though I would have litterally no chance of getting it) however, as I said before, they don't want a Wilt to be better than Jordan so we're stuck with this Wilt that doesn't look better than Jordan. Phew, wouldn't want Wilt to look better than Jordan, that would be an ABSOLUTE disaster!

    -1

    There's no way Wilt could lift more than Shaq. Shaq was 50 pounds heavier and he played in an era where much more emphasis was placed on weightlifting.

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    6

    Also the rebounding, I know im knit-picking here but...27 RPG yet same rebounding as Kevin Love and Bill Russell...I know theyre all great rebounders...but 27RPG is head and shoulders above the rest - only Wilts second season 27.2 is slightly better. Should definitely be 99, 99, 99 on the rebounding categories, simple as that.

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    2

    Bill had 24rpg which is savage too tho. That and defending is all that should be even similar to wilt tho. Defense better, rebounding slightly worse, everthing else worse

    1

    yeah yeah Russell deserves crazy rebounding, but all those bums like Love dont and Wilt shoudl have 99, 99, 99 simple as that, no clue why they dont give the best rebounder ever full attributes :/

    1

    I agree completely. Kevin Love's is just for one game where he got a bunch of boards tho so that kinda makes sense. Bill and Wilt's rebounding should be hella higher than other's tho. Wilt specifically full 99, and maybe Bill with that 99, 99, 98 or something

    0

    this cards free throw should be higher too wilt is tied for the most free throws made in 1 game

    0

    Well check how many he attempted... Wilt wasn't a very good free throw shooter, like around 60% I believe.

    0

    actually the one game he had the most free throws he went 28 for 32. but usually was about 50-60% or even less.

    0

    That was his 100 point game.

    0

    true, but it could still be at least a 60...

    0

    Yeah it should prolly be a 60. The way 2k does it is that the percentage they shot is the rating they get. He shot 58% that season, hence why he got the 58 rating

    0

    yeah, and also this man should be a 99 come on, 50 POINTS PER GAME, 25.7 REBOUNDS?! the inside scoring and rebounding should be 99

    1

    Yeah, well he didn't average 50 points 26 rebounds this season, that was a different season, but I agree one of the Wilt card should be a 99.

    2

    oh yeah, but STILL had 27 rebs and 37pts this season, better than jordan
    #greatestcenterofalltime

    0

    Definitely deserves at least 99 defensive rebound for this year.

    0

    Very true, very true

    -1

    YA DONT NEED TO SAY IT MORE THAN ONCE! WE CAN SEE! (PROBABLY BETTER THAN U! #YourBlind

    0

    um... ok?

    -1

    UR AN IDIOT!!!! A BIG ONE!!! A REALLY BIG ONE!!!

    0

    alright 5th grader..

    -1

    IM 26 U IDIOT

    1

    Um a 26 year old playin 2k and using all caps callin people idiots on a 2k website... 2k woooowwww

    -1

    just shut ur mouth. ur just a baby in your MOMS arms crying and pooping in ur diaper

    0

    ight dumbass bitch piece of shit faggot inch worm lookin ass

    1

    lmfaoooo

    0

    Jeremy9096 ran out of comments from your mom little baby.

    0

    K. What you said made no sense. Nice. You definitely seem like your 26

    0

    UR SO STUPID. I ANIT' EVEN 26! UR ALL FOOLS!! IM ONLY 10 U IDIOTS!!!

    0

    You realize you just made yourself look even more stupid.

    0

    NOT AS MUCH AS UR MOM OR U!!!!! #DIE

    2

    Never heard anything more accurate

    1

    Agree with everything but the mid-range shot. I don't think it should be any higher than a 74 in that category. David Robinson only got a 75.

    0

    Wilt should also have a much higher free throw rating as he could easily dunk from the free throw line and that was legal in his era. He is actually part of the reason why the NBA changed the rule to you have to MAINTAIN your feet behind the free throw line while taking free throws. Wilt was so much of a beast he had to be caged by the rules.

    0

    that's because 2k doesn't want anyone to be 99 other than Jordan this year. 2k on that bullshit this year. this card should be a 99 no doubt.

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    0

    well, kobe and lebron man, lol

    0

    lool, I made this comment before then. wouldn't be surprised if they just made them a 99 shut people up. I mean how is 60 point kobe a 99 but not 81 point kobe? simple, they had no plans of making anyone else a 99 other than Mike. just speculation of course.

    0

    His passing should be in the 90's.

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    -2

    I didn't think he had a mid range jumper

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    0

    he had his fadeaway, he can kinda shoot, but i also don't think he hit it from further than like 10-12 ft i think

    -3
    -4

    Whats ypur basis for giving him 99 block when blocks weren't recorded at the time.

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    He blocked 26 shots in a game. However, that's not my whole basis for it. If blocks were recorded back in those days, Wilt and Russell would most likely be number 1 and number 2 on the all-time blocks list (in no particular order). Keeping that in mind while the ratings go by an all-time scale, it does help their case. Some blocks were goaltends, which allowed them to get more blocks than they probably should have gotten. With that being said, you also have to add the players that played in those days saying that they were pretty much the GOAT shot blockers. Wilt even blocked Kareem's skyhook a couple of times, and that's when he was wayyyyyy past his prime.

    There's a great channel on YouTube that have highlights on the history of the game. It's called Wilt Chamberlain Archive. This video in particular highlights his defensive abilities: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=_j5q0XjUAHc

    0

    Probably the second best blocker of all time, maybe not finesse but definitely quantity.

    0

    Yeah I agree it's a shame too, because Russell was a great shot blocker and I've heard shit about Wilt blocking like 20+ shots in a game

    0

    Russell was a better defender overall, but Wilt blocked more shots.

    -1

    Yeah I've watched them before, theyre very good. The only thing I'd say would be Wilt's vert plays a huge part and there really isn't a way to tell apart skill from athleticism.

    Russell tho definitely deserves it, he wasn't athletically imposing but still garnered a reputation.

    0

    Um... it doesn't go down depending how much athleticism it takes to block shots, he was still blocking shots, so he should be able to block shots like that in the game

    0

    No, vert does matter in blocking shots in 2k, lmao. Actually play the game and you'd realise that.

    0

    You don't understand what I am saying is you cannot take down the rating for block just because of his athleticism and vert

    0

    No, you can. Because then athletjic players like Gerald Green get far more blocks then their rating should allow.

    0

    muggsy get 4 blocks a game for me
    95 vertical

    0

    Height is another factor

    0

    muggsy is the best C in the game super quick

    0

    Russell was athletic also. He once jumped over a guy and jumped from the free throw line too.

  • 34

    Serious question, do people on this site have a phobia of being mainstream? MJ the goat? Nah, too many people say that already. Curry was MVP? LOL, everyone knows James Harden deserved it even though the only thing he has on Curry is his mid range and dunking.

    This is not to detract from anyone who GENUINLY believes Wilt is the goat and knows his stats and the other greats stats and has formed a personnel opinion that "Hey, this guy was pretty fucking godly at basketball." And I can understand that. What I can't understand is going onto other players pages and bashing them only because you feel that your fav player is better. Like, whats the point in that? People seem to forget that there's a REASON Jordan is considered by many to be the goat. He was extremelly clutch. He averaged more points in the playoffs in the regular season, unlike Wilt. As much as peole want to point out that theres only an inch or so in the difference of the average height of centers and modern day centers, an inch really is a lot when your a big, especially when Wilt is 7'2".

    Before the innevitable bashing comes in (after all, I have posted this on a Wilt page), I think MJ and Wilt are EQUAL/THE SAME/TIED GOATS/=. Reason being: comparing a shooting guard to a center is rather pointless, given that you can only compare them on PPG realistically and many vital stats werent recorded in Wilt's age. MJ is (as of now) the greatest perimeter player of all time and Wilt (as of now) is the GOAT bigman. However I do believe neither will remain the GOATs forever, as eventually MJ reincarnated with a 3pt rolls around and a Wilt with more longetivity and better outdside scoring comes along. Only a matter of time.

    So basically should be a JOINT 99 with Collector Reward MJ. No more, no less.

    18

    Yeah, it's annoying how a lot of people on here act like NBA hipsters lmao

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    11

    *assume hispter voice*

    yeah, man.... I liked Lebron before the heat... but Curry? No, way to overrated, the cavs would have won that finals man.....and MJ, man.... like, you see, like, MJ, wasn't even that good, he just has nice shoes...

    0

    #tb, My favourite comment on this site

    0

    I actually read that in a hipster voice lol... Made me laugh

    0

    Didnt mean to report , tried to see more

    0

    I don't think accidental reports get noticed anyways haplens all the time

    0

    I haplen to agree with you

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    0

    Look up the second season after he retired. Scottie carried them that first one.

    -3

    I looked everything up before... 47-35 is still a playoff team

    0

    Its not 72-10 tho when he came back

    2

    *With the greatest pound for pound interior defender and rebounder of all time.

    0

    As good as the Worm was, he doesn't fill the gap left by Horace Grant and then contribute those extra wins.

    Also imo Wes Unseld, Elvin Hayes and maybe even Draymond Green if he can keep improving can challenge the pound for pound statement.

    0

    Horace Grant left at the end of the 55 win season, which would explain the dip to 47 wins the next season and also means that Rodman could reasonably have made the difference.

    0

    They still won without Rodman and a worse Pippen is what I'm saying.

    1

    Lol who disliking randomly, I don't mind but at least grow some balls and show who you are

    -3

    Really? 2 dislikes? like michael jordan will see that you disliked my comment and then send you a free pair of shoes. smh, Children man

    -4

    How does every discussion i get in on in 2kmtcentral turn into everyone disliking MY opinions or even worse... Facts! bout to switch to mtbd

    3

    And no-one gave a shit

    5

    People are just hype beasts which is so annoying.

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    1

    @tupac whats the total likes/dislikes on this comment out of curiosity

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    Hover over the vote number on the left to see. It's currently +13 -5.

    0

    I'm on my phone so I can't hover. Thanks anyways :)

    1

    The NBA would have to regress to the fast-pace low defence style of Wilt's era for there ever to be another wilt. No player would be able to do what he did in today's game.

    0

    I kinda feel sad how many say that Wilt can't be GOAT because he was very tall and athletic for his era, it is like you are literally blaming him for being too tall which he can't control

    0

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iOS7lNTABzc he explains why wilt 50 ppg was overrated

    Tell me your thoughts @ianstp @Klayyyyyy

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    1

    Doesn't really say much we haven't said on here, I'm still in belief that yes its overrated but Wilt is still top 10 all-time.

    0

    Personally, I dont place any player above the rest except when it comes to positions and eras. I cant say that MJ was the GOAT when he didn't even play against all the greats and besides, the NBA started in 1946. Not 1984 or 1990.

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    0

    ^ Smart. I'm gonna have to start doing that.

    0

    trying to press reply accidentaly pressed report sorry but i 10000000000% agree with u

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    0

    Its fine bru

    0

    Your highest rated comment...

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    0

    Whelp not anymore lol XD

    0

    Yep, just overtook the Peja one.

    Peja ones got a few dislikes on it recently

    0

    This comment needs 20x more recognition.

    -1

    in my mind mj is the goat

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    0

    To me and to a few others too, but Wilt the GOAT is more popular then slice bread here

  • 10

    updated wilt --> 97??
    surely they'll release a 98 or 99 ovr card soon?

  • 9

    Can we get a moments card of Wilt's 100-point game? I know many people, including myself, want this card because we think this Wilt is extremely underrated.

    0

    moments cards are only for the year 2016...
    Butler
    Wall
    Cousins
    Kemba
    Rivers
    Daniels...

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    0

    I meant like a moments, historic, throwback card, which is pretty much a moments card since the card would be based off of one game.

    0

    It's nowhere near extremely underrated. The problem is this is '60 Wilt. For '62 Wilt 99 would probably be appropriate, but Wilt averaged 37 PPG on 46 percent shooting in '60- and Klay's main argument to why Bill Russell sucks is that he shot under 50 percent which is apparently TERRIBLE for a center (according to Klay). A few things about this card should be higher, yes, but he should NOT be 99, and besides that 2k doesn't make moments cards for anything other than current players in this season. Per 100 possessions (approx- possessions weren't tracked until '72 or '73 or something I believe) this season really doesn't look super amazing apart from the rebounding (but that is due to the increased pace and lower FG% by far). Yeah, some stats are wrong (in both ways), but '60 Wilt certainly does not deserve to be much higher than this.

    Besides that, moments cards are only for current players (except the Jordan on release in the Jordan edition, which they said was a 1 time thing) like I said.

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    I wrote this comment in December, when he was a 92 overall. I am actually quite happy with this card.

    0

    yay. I'm pretty happy with it as well, he plays very well in game (I have him) and that's what matters the most TBH- It's a video game

    1

    True, I've experienced times like that many times.

    1

    He should be a lot more athletic though. His strength actually maybe should be a little lower, as he wasn't yet the monstrous mountain of muscle he was later, but he was a legit track star in college and there is video and archival evidence of him having a one step vertical reach of over 13 feet. Not to mention his athletic versatility, as many of the people he played volleyball (a sport whose Hall of Fame he is an inductee of) with called him the best blocker they had ever seen and testified to opponents being downright terrified of his spikes. He also tried out for the Kansas City Chiefs one off season and head coach Hank Stram was so impressed by his size, athleticism, soft hands, and quick learning that he offered Chamberlain the starting tight end spot, but Wilt declined and returned to basketball. Ridiculous athlete but according to 2K he was nowhere near as athletic as Dwight. BS

    -1

    Oh no question he should be more athletic. He ran a 1:59 half mile 4 years after Bannister ran the very first 4 minute mile. His vert should also be better. Same goes for players like Hayes and Russell, 2k underrated their athleticism a ton, they were all nearly as athletic as guards if not more so in the case of Wilt. There's a video of Elvin Hayes beating some of his teammates and other players who you think would be much faster in a 100m race quite handily except 1 guy who he edges out by a few feet at a training camp or something.

    0

    Russell shot well below 50% on easy shots

    0

    Then he must have shot above 50 on the hard ones... His career average is 44 percent and in his prime he was shooting around 47 percent. If he was "well below 50%" on easy shots, how was he only slightly below 50 percent?

    1

    In only 4 of his 13 seasons did he shoot 45%, and they were spread out.

    0

    And in only one was he below .425. 3 of those 4 seasons were in the span of 4 years, that isn't very spread out...

    -1

    Russell was still a very good offensive player, with his leadership, passing ability, and offensive rebounding. A lot of people forget to talk about offensive rebounding when discussing a player's effectiveness on that end of the floor

    1

    His offensive rebounding was helped by the fact that he took very few shots, so he had far more offensive boards available than some volume shooting bigs like Wilt or Shaq.

    -1

    An offensive board is an offensive board

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    Sorry, report button terribly placed

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    Haha no problem! I accidently reported like three comments already.

  • 9

    I'm sorry, but I think this whole Jordan/Chamberlain GOAT argument on this website has gone too far. Here is the way I see it (Credit to ADoseofBuckley for this analogy): This argument has become more like a Nickelback Good/Bad argument rather than a Justin Bieber Good/Bad argument. How? There are so many arguments on this website about this topic that you become more of an outcast if you stay neutral, like me, than if you think one side or the other.

    Look, I understand that everybody is entitled to their own opinion, and I respect that. But what I don't respect is when people shove their opinions up your asshole and expect you to agree with them, no matter what. And if you don't agree with them, you immediately become an enemy to them. It's what happened to Klayyyy last year, with his Chamberlain GOAT argument, and it's happening to all of the Jordan GOAT believers this year. I don't mind people stating their own opinion, but people like J_Oak just piss me off. If you remember earlier in the year he wrote a rant about Jordan that literally blew my mind with the stupidity of the argument. Not that it was filled with lies. Many of his points were valid points. What was so stupid about it was that he posted it on every Jordan page and expected everybody to agree with him, no matter what the circumstances.

    0

    TBH it really comes down to whether you think the title of GOAT is based on one season/someone's prime or the whole career. Wilt clearly had the best season of all time, Jordan clearly had the best career of all time. In both cases, it's not even close.

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    That's why this whole argument is really annoying. It all depends on perspective. If you weigh stats more than success, than Wilt is definitely your man. But if you think success better defines a player than their stats, even if their stats are amazing, Jordan is the GOAT.

    0

    I know it`s not really the place but Jordan didn`t have the best career, even if you`re judging achievements. Honestly neither does Wilt, Kareem wins the achievement battle.

    0

    Russell with those 11 rings though.

    0

    That's a team achievement though...

    0

    Jordan had an amazing career... it's definitely not the best but it's a very very good one especially considering he retired 3 times lolol

    0

    thats exactly what he said you shouldnt do...make bold claims...you know how many people believe Prime Kobe would beat Prime MJ, or all those grandpas who undeniably think Oscar or Magic are GOAT. Opinions and even stats dont make something right or wrong or inevitable. I think people should stick to a top 5 or 10...then you can name Kobe, MJ, Wilt, Magic, Oscar and Shaq or somethin and the arguments wont be that crazy.

    0

    Well Scalabrine thinks Kobe shouldn't be top 15 and that if AI played with Shaq we'd be talking about him instead. I say we all listen to Scal ;)

    0

    lol Scal has a good point. That`s why I put AI only 2-3 places below Kobe

    0

    D'Angelo Russell think T-Mac is GOATN so maybe he's right after all

  • 8

    this card should be at least 98, but i think 99

    11

    His Athleticism will go up for sure, as well as inside scoring

  • 5

    no more 99 speed cheeeeeeese

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    The speed was deserving. He was a track star

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    but 99? dont think so

    1

    At least 94, he was that fast. He ran 440 meters in 49 seconds

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    It doesn't even have to be in the 90s (though it could be without doubt) but 47 is straight up blasphemy

    0

    That's not confirmed by any means. Still, Wilt deserves way higher speed. He was crazy fast especially for his size. I'd say 85-90 is realistic

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    It is confirmed. 49 seconds was his official personal best on the 440 yard dash. It was at the Big 8 Track & Field Championships, where he also won in the high jump, broad jump, triple jump, and shot put

    0

    Wilt=op

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    If there was an NCAA track video game Wilt would be one of the 99 boss legends

  • 5

    60 FADEAWAY CMON 2K

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    What do you mean? Too high or too low?

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    way too low

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    Yup, he was great at post fadeaways. He deserves at least a 90 post fade.

    0

    Why is everyone saying wilt has a post fade... I wouldn't use him to post... I'd rather use Hakeem... I would bang inside with other centers if I was wilt.

    0

    I'm assuming you have not seen Wilt play much well here ya go https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8O9MgNfcGJA

    -1

    That's crazy.. why did 2k nerf his rating???

    0

    it's just because the card isn't released yet so the ratings aren't accurate

    -1

    "Additionally, as these players have not been released there is a reasonable chance that 2K will change their ratings some time closer to release (if they are being released at all), so don't start complaining immediately if you find ratings that seem wrong."

  • 4

    @Klayyyyyy Thoughts? I think honestly still a bit underrated. Was hoping for a 98 at least, and the fact that Bill Russell's card gets a 97 post hook while this has a 91 is a complete joke.

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    Nah it`s ok. The big card is still coming. Think of this as his ROTY card (since this was his rookie season)

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    The card is accurate

    0

    Ok I've looked all over this website to see your opinion on Wilt. I've always thought of Jordan as the G.O.A.T. over Wilt, but this quote from John Havilcek solidified it for me. After Game 7 of the 1965 ECF, Havilcek said the reason he stole the ball was he knew they were trying to get it to Hal Greer and not Wilt. That shows you how universally disrespected Wilt's clutch abilities were. In contrast, look at the picture of Jordan's shot against the Jazz. Everyone in the crowd looks like their whole family just got shot right in front of them. I agree Wilt was the best pure basketball player ever, but if you have one shot to win the Finals, who do you give it to? The clutchest player ever or the guy who hid from the ball in big moments because he was afraid he's get fouled?

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    You know that was the coaches decision right? As was Wilt sitting out in the 1969 finals. Both games were lost by bad coaching while Jordan and Russell had some of the greatest coaches ever.

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    Actually Wilt got injured in the 1969 finals, he twisted his knee and according to him, it hurt so bad he couldn't even walk at the end of the game. There was a rumor that he took himself out of the game because they were losing by so much but both his coach, which hated him, and he rebutted these rumors.

    0

    97 for a rookie Wilt is perfect tbh, should've released a 1962 99 overall tho

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    I think it should be higher, but so far the highest MVP card is a 97 overall, so if the highest overall for this collection is 97 I won't get overly mad but if it isn't...

  • 4

    100 point moments wilt would be cool

    2

    100 overall

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    @Noogie21 unfortunately, no D,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,:

    0

    Wilt held his man to 12 points in that game I believe

  • 3

    Exact same stats as 92 ovr Lakers Wilt but I heard 2K update is comin

    6

    Yeah, 2K always updates the player shortly before they release them. You could see that with the ROTY collection as well. I mean they better upgrade this Wilt, 99 rebounding should be obvious.

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    His post fadeaway should be 95+. If you think he wasn't good at fadeaways watch this video: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=8O9MgNfcGJA

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    These aren't the real stats 2k hasn't updated them so this site can't have the correct ones

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    Yes, but his 71' stats are correct, at least from what I saw in historic domination, and he still had that fade, but they didn't give it to him. It's stupid, I think they are trying to lower his stats so he wouldn't be unstoppable, but if he was unstoppable in real life, why shouldn't he be in the game.

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    Again, the stats aren't updated for this card which should be 96-98 overall, if not 99, and Wilt wasn't nearly as good in 71' and 72', he averaged about 14 ppg in those years and wasn't as good anymore

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    Mid range is hot bullshit as well

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    For this card it TOTALLY is, close shot and post fade even more so, but for the other ones (which stats that this one has) it isn't at all, he was scoring 13 ppg in 72'.

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    Lol I'm surprised klayyy hasn't bashed on this yet

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    It's not updated, I will be waiting though.

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    I'm glad Wilt isn't alive to see this disrespect to his card lmao

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    Just realized he has the same speed as a 39 year old Kareem gg 2K

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    Ikr ever since they came out with the onyx 2K has just taken a giant shit on Wilt's athleticism. Track and field champion = 76 speed and 82 vert? Strongest player in NBA history = 98 strength?

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    I wonder what type of drugs 2k was using when they made this card?

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    This is joke 97 ovr should be 98 and this stats not really good.

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    How is 1 overall less a "joke"?

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    Should be a 99, so anything less than 98 is just disrespectful.

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    so let's say hmm. If 96 kawhi was 95 that's not a problem! YOu see the disrespect!

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    I'm saying when u talk about the greats it is necessary to knitpick. I don't care about the current players except for the 99 curry.

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    Fine if you believe that, but @TheKingLBJ explicity states "should be 98". Saying 1less then what you want is disrespectful is a little silly.

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    I get that he was knitpicking, but that is necessicary when it comes to defining the greats.

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    Fair enough

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    I rest my case.

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    This is joke 91 hook 92 fadeaway this should be higher and this stats not really good for wilt this stats going up maybe his going up the 98 i think.

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    Cant believe im agreeing with a Lebron fan, but he's right. Even if this isnt Wilts 50 ppg season, but actually his rookie season, he scored 37 ppg and had 27 rebounds per game (second highest ever behind Wilts second season) and i can check but im pretty sure only Kobe (35 ppg), Barry (35ppg), Baylor (38ppg altho doesnt really count cuz he only played like 40 games) and MJ (37 PPG) are the only other players that averaged above 35ppg seasons...and this Wilt's 37.6 is higher than all of those... Also he was already a defensive beast and really only his 62 season tops this one...so should be a 98 like Kobe and the 62 season should get a 99.

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    I'm lebron fan but i love wilt :D

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    and rick barry's 36ppg

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    Wilt is easily my favorite player in the game.

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    2K TRYING TO MAKE IT LOOK LIKE BILL RUSSELL WAS AS GOOD AS AN INDIVIDUAL PLAYER AS WILT. 15-18 pts, 21 rebs bill: 97 ovr. 37 pts, 27 rebs wilt: 97 overall. 2k needs to do some research.

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    Yea ikr! Mvp russell even has better inside scoring stats than wilt and has more athleticism in speed and quickness which is just so wrong

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    this card shouldn't be a 99 it should be 98. 2k purposely didn't make a card for the '62 season, where he averaged 50 PPG and 30 RPG. since they have the stupid rule that no one can be 99 but jordan even though alot of these players had a better season/stat line then jordan in any of his season.

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    this is actually a Rookie of the year card.

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    hopefully they update that 76 speed O.o

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    They better

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    yeah, true. He was a track and field star, won the high-jump, was reported to touch the top of the backboard, has around 40+ points and i think around 25+ rebs. aaaaaaand they gave him a 97 ovr. 2k be sucking curry's dick reeeeaaal hard with that 98 ovr

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    "Additionally, as these players have not been released there is a reasonable chance that 2K will change their ratings some time closer to release (if they are being released at all), so don't start complaining immediately if you find ratings that seem wrong."

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    This card should be a 99 overall.

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    Just watched 1960s Wilt highlights. Card rating make no sense.
    2k gets caught up in the politics of the NBA, always has.

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    Yes cause you have the ability to rate cards based on highlight videos now.

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    Not entirely. The raw athleticism was apparent in actual footage (which is an important part of opinions), and in my opinion did not translate to the stats given. So yeah you can and should take game footage into consideration, however no other factors should be taken into consideration as well.

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    It's not highlight videos, its the only videos.
    It would be interesting to see a Michael Jordan highlights video based on these criteria.
    1) Cannot be from a game where Jordan scored 40 or more points
    2) Highlights must be no more than 2.5% of the minutes Jordan played in his career (as in the total length of the video)

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    He should be a 98. He became MVP this year as a rookie. Only him and Wes Unseld ever did that. IDK why Unseld deserved it, but anyway. He averaged 37.6 PPG and 27 RPG. He was a track and field athlete, why is his speed only in the mid 70's. He should be like 90 or more. He should have better post control and fadeaway. He dominated the league with his post presence. If they made something like that 99 Onyx Chamberlain last year, I would be fucking happy. I loved that card. Also, why is 2K so lazy. They kept his 71 Lakers body and put it in this card. They better fix some things in 2k17.

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    95 hands!???? Have you seen the footage? He holds the ball like it's a pokeball!

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    Wow, we can't get a 98 overall out of him. AND STILL NOT 99 REBOUNDING!

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    I know its ridiculous. He was a track star both running and jumping and 2K only gives him 76 speed and 82 vertical. Defense should also be way higher. There are estimates that Wilt was blocking around 10 a game and they gave him 94 block...

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    Jumping isn't a part of track... you're just basing your arguments off of what Klay said, not coming up with you own answer. He jumped very high in game footage, but so did Bill Russell, and I don't see people complaining about that. All of what you're talking about is not quantifiable by stats (blocks at the time as well) and you're obviously biased/eager to give Wilt the benefit of the doubt. He was a track star in High School in the 50's, back when the mile time in under 4 minutes seemed to be inhuman. Now it's 3:43- Roger Bannister made the first 4 minute mile at 3:57 in 1954 (Chariots of Fire anyone?). Even kinda fast guys by NBA standards would be track stars in High School. Does Wilt deserve a better rating than 76 speed? Sure, but it's not "ridiculous". Should he have a better vertical? Maybe, probably not. Should he have "way higher defense"? He already has 95 post defense, and Bill Russell is regarded as a better defender than Wilt anyways so based on 2k's system it not only can't get "way higher" but shouldn't. Complaining about stats there is almost no evidence of is kinda stupid, especially when you copy the arguments from someone else when you don't know where or who THEY got it from.

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    Your starting to get into the they shouldn't be given high speeds because people were less athletic in that era, but if we do that then we might as well rate all of the all-time greats from the early years 80 overalls. They weren't as athletic as now and they weren't as talented so we have to account for that in base the ratings off of their era.

    And I don't pay attention to Klay, I make my arguments off of primary sources that have seem Wilt and actual research. Some more reliable than others, such as members of NBA staffs that have seen Wilt touching the top of the backboard which would require about a 45 inch vertical. And yes it is "ridiculous" to not give PRIME Wilt higher speed than 76 when your giving an old Kareem 75 speed. It is also 100% fair to argue about his block when there are estimates out there that have him blocking 11-12 shots a game in his prime.

    You also mentioned footage, but there is hardly any footage from when Wilt was in his prime, most of the footage we have on him is an older Wilt so its hard to look at the footage and actually judge him athletically other than by primary sources that have watched Wilt in his youth.

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    He does deserve 99 rebounding though, the stats show that clearly. He played 13 years and he's #1 all time in total boards...

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    2k doesn't want to give players many 99 attributes, it's not 2k15

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    Excactly, but Wilt is first in rebounds all time and RPG, and single season rebound totals and RPG, and most rebounds in a game. He deserves it.

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    True, he should be the only player with a 99 rebounding. But if 2k is going to be 2k, he should have a 98 offensive and defensive rebounding with a 99 boxout

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    Yeah since they gave the offensive rebounding nod to Rodman, which I think he deserves. Wilt clearly should have 99 defensive and boxout though

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    So I think we have found our second 99 ovr guy.

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    According to 2K Kareem was faster than him.......

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    This is probably the most underrated diamond in the game

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    I tried to create a Wilt Chamberlain with ratings that reflected his peak abilities(i make no claims to these being accurate) and is a 98 OVR so as to keep Jordan as the only 99 OVR.
    Attribute Rating(grades first)
    Inside Scoring A+
    Mid-Range Scoring C+
    3PT Scoring F
    Playmaking B+
    Perimeter Defense B+
    Post Defense A+
    Rebounding A+
    Athleticism A+
    Basketball IQ A
    I will post the overall stats within the next couple of days.

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    The thing with a Moments Wilt based on his 100 point game is that he would have a free throw rating of 87 or 88 (he shot 28-32 from the line for 87.5%)

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    that would be so unstoppable. now they HAVE to make a moments wilt. would be amazing to have a wilt with good freethrow rating

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    Honestly the reason I think they wont make one is because they know they cannot possibly make that card and have it not be a 99. If they want to keep their only 1 card is a 99 rule, they couldn't ever possibly make that card.

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    Yea sadly. Wilt is too good for 2k

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    Just like he was in real life.

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    slower than current dwight howard what a joke

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    I think he should be a little bit faster. I mean if willie trill caulie stein (that is his legal name) can get a 85 speed, Prime Wilt should get atleast a 80. Maybe higher.
    And his post fade should be a little higher.

    Overall I think 2K did a ok job on making a prime wilt though.

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    Hate this report button. Trying to see more

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    still waiting for the 99 ovr wilt

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    78 inside scoring!!! lmao

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    It's because of the driving dunk, driving layup, the fade, and moving shot close. Everything else is really good

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    Suppose so but his fade and moving shot close is ridiculous

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    It's because he's not in the game yet...

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    Still, these are the final ratings for his 71' card and its still ridiculous to say he has no post fade then.

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    Wilt deserves this he scored 100!!! points in a game and he played for the lakers so you know he has to have a diamond card

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    Wow so bill russell has a better standing layup than prime Wilt.. ok 2k.

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    a fucking 97 tho

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    how does he not have a 99 strength, he was and still remains the strongest player ever

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    How The Hell Is His Moving Shot 3 Better Than His Standing Shot 3?

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    This is pretty accurate, other than maybe a bit higher speed, close shot, and midrange.

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    2k is scared to make this 99, like lower inside scoring than russell. I personally dont think hes the goat, but he should be 99

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    Horrible 3s!

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    No Duh its wilt He was a athletic center who banged inside for boards and they didnt even have a three point line back then @ianstp

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    Nope they didn't although that didn't stop Jerry West's card it seems

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    @Klayyyyyy @Klayyyyyy Your dream has come true!!!!!!!!!!

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    Still no 99 strength tho...

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    Card needs an upgrade. Not insane like onyx wilt last year, but should be a 97 or 98

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    It should be at least 98 overall

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    Amethyst wilt or amethyst artis gilmore

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    Can someone who has him tell me if he is worth it or not? I don't buy vc so my mt is somewhat limited. Wilt is my favorite player but not sure if he would play well, knowing his post fadeaway animation is bad. I also hate how 2k made him slower than Kareem and Bill Russell.

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    i think he is awesome but at the moment he is going for over 300k on ps4 which is a 100k rise from yesterday when he was 220k ish. i hope his price will drop back to what it was if not lower because prices are supposed to drop over time not rise.

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    I can't get over 2k's bullshit rating system, they gave Lebron the literally highest rated card in 2k16 for getting 41 points while Wilt gets 100 points and literally no recognition by 2k

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    @Klayyyyyy 2k Agrees with me (background of card) :O lol

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    Who's the best Center of all-time? Kareem or Wilt?

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    Kareem. More accolades

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    This card looks kind of disappointing compared to his onyx from last year, that card was a blast to play with. We'll see how he plays in game. Once again I'm tricking myself into thinking he will actually be attainable.

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    Also, 97 draw foul with a 58 free throw and a horrible FT animation sounds like a winning combination to me.

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    idk if wilt should be a 99 but I've tried hard to make an accurate wilt with create a player and it's impossible to make him not 99. Also if Lebron gets a 99 card wilt (and Kobe) should get one too.

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    Amaizing player,best C

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    Don't worry guys 2k will update it. this always happens

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    if you check, this card has the EXACT same stats as the '71 version

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    Sick card! Although would've liked to see a 90 or higher vertical considering people in his day said he could touch the top of the backboard.

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    This should be a 99 for his 100 point game

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    100 Point Game = 99 OVR. But I'm pretty sure(correct me if I'm wrong) 2k doesn't use "Moments" for Historical Players. If Wilt Chamberlain got the 100 point game like yesterday, 2k would rush to make him a moments card that is 99 overall. But, unfortunately this is a 1960s player and doesn't earn the respect he deserves.

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    this is ridiculous. 2k thinks Dwight Howard was fast and quicker than Wilt Chamberlain.i mean They give Shaq 99 strength and a few others but not Wilt. They don't even give him 99 rebounding. He should have a 99 standing layup and a higher block rating. This card should be a 99 overall but 2k is scared to put anyone near Michael Jordan.

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    2k disrespects wilt so much, this card should be a 98 or 99 and should have a moments 99 for his 100 point game since kobe and bron have one

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    I think it's fairly rated. Post hook and fade should be higher though and so does his speed by a hair

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    Release a 99 wilt 2k pls.

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    You know they just won't...

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    They need to man, there's a 99 Curry, 99 Lebron, and 99 Kobe. There really should be a 99 wilt.

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    I know, but I am pretty sure 2k does the exact opposite of what people actually want.

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    Please help me with my lineup. Much appreciated
    http://2kmtcentral.com/16/lineups/306435/current-lineup

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    Wilt should have a normal card thats rated 98 or 99 for the season that he scored 100 points

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    We need a card for Wilt's 1967 season. In my opinion, it's the greatest season of all time: https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-eJhr4-Fotm0/Vl_IcB7eCgI/AAAAAAAAHXY/cz6PdKePmiobKHUu-nZFFxja6N-ybyxoQCCo/s0/Wilt1967.jpg

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    This card should be at least a 98.

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    Does anyone know what the player mold is for this card? I want to make sure that 2K didn't just use the player mold of the 34 year old Wilt before buying. Does the Wilt for this card look young or like his 34 year old mold?

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    he has the player mold of the 34 year old sadly. still a beast tho. i would still recommend buying him even tho he doesnt look young

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    97 ovr LOL 2k has the most unrealistic ratings in history

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    What do you mean????

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    needs a 99 overall for the 100 point game

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    Wilt Is Probably One Of My Most Dominant Players (And I Have An All Diamond Line Up) This Dude Destroys Everyone In The Post. One Time I Was Playing A Guy With 99 Steph Curry And He Was Open For A 3 And Wilt Just Comes Out Of Nowhere And Blocks The Shot

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    We NEED 100 pt game Wilt

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    Hopefully this won't be released because that overall and stats are just plain disrespectful

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    How to score against this Wilt: pick n roll because he's so slow

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    His speed will be upgraded to at least 80, maybe even in the 90's. So that might work with the older Wilts, but not this one when it is released

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    I'm surprised 2K made his ratings this low in the first place. Wilt was a total beast, besides his free throws.

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    I'm not, in the years his normal cards are in, he doesn't even deserve to be an amethyst. Between those years he averaged 14 PPG

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    I think this Wilt deserves an amethyst. He averaged 38 points and 27 rebounds per game. Wilt is easy AF to stop because you can just Hack-a-Wilt.

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    No, you don't get what I'm saying. The cards are based off certain years, not his career, and those two cards were at the very end of his career in his later years where he averaged 14 PPG between those two seasons. So this card, in his prime, which I think is when he averaged 50 points and 25 rebounds per game, deserves to be a 98-99 OVR (and will be updated to a diamond when it is released I'm sure), but the other ones shouldn't be amethysts, but good golds.

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    Oh ok, thanks.

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    so bullshit that mj will be the only player allowed to have a 99 rating. there were more than just one player in nba history deserving of a 99. that bucks kareem, this 60' wilt, 13' LeBron, 81 point kobe. just fuckery the way 2k is knob gobbing mj this year. But a lowering of a attribute here that should be higher a tweak there of another one and there you go! a 97 or 98 that should be a 99. bullshit

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    Why is the MVP russell have better or the same as almost every stat as wilt. russell should not have anything inside scoring wise better than wilt, and should have worse rebounding, worse athleticism and worse ball handling/passing

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    Should be a 99 overall, but since 2K has reserved that for Jordan he should be a 98. Athleticism and defense need to be seriously improved, then post hook should be boosted a little and post fadeaway definitely needs to be at least in the 80s.

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    Better or worse than Kareem?

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    Better but I'll never use because I'm not dealing with players than don't have a decent mid-range and free-throw, and then Kareem's sky hook will be unstoppable.

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    I say better, but I want to see what you all think.

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    Best Player in the 60s

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    nah fam watch mike korzembas vid on wilt being overated

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    Hopefully 2k will boost this MVP card like the others.

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    why does he not have a moments card for when he 100?

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    WHAT TO UPGRADE:
    Speed: (86-88, he was a track and field star)
    Acceleration: (80-ish)
    Standing dunk: (99)
    Post hook: (95-96, he had this almost unstoppable move)
    Strength: (99, go watch YouTube)
    Rebounding: (all 99!, he averaged 27 rpg)
    Overall: 98 or 99. He averaged 37 points and 27 rebounds. and this was his rookie year

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    completely agree but I would also upgrade:
    standing layup 99
    block 99
    vertical 86-90 (bill russell has an 85 vertical but Wilt could jump higher. If you watch clips and add up his wingspan, the height his hand went to the backboard, etc, he would have around a 40 inch vertical, maybe higher.
    post fadeaway 97
    They also need to change his post fadeaway animation because in real life it was unblockable but in this is really easy to block.
    I'm not a guy that thinks Wilt had a 55 inch vertical or could bench 600 pounds but I do consider him the greatest and most dominant player ever. If he played today and how there is no hand checking and people can't wrap up the post player, he would score 50 a game at least. same goes with other players like Jordan, Hakeem, etc. I hate how the game is today.

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    Yeah, he had a very weird post fade But they wouldn't add it. Kinda like Bob Pettit's jumpshot. Pettit's shot in real life looks like shit and would probably get blocked 9/10. I guess they thought that the fade would be OP. and in this year, Wilt averaged 27 rebounds a game while Bill Russell averaged around 21 in his mvp card. BUT RUSSELL HAS BETTER REBOUNDING. talk about not doing their research!

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    oh shit, my bad fade. I accidentally reported you! I was trying to reply! I'm sorry bro!

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    This card can also be roty card. First player In NBA history to win MVP in a rookie season followed by wes unseld

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    92 POST FADE DO YOUR RESEARCH 2K!!

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    What do you mean???

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    he had a deadly post fade

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    92...IS deadly

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    i put it on the wrong wilt the one that just came out

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    incoming 99 overall

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    he deserves a 99ovr or atleast a moments card when he scored 100

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    This isn't from '62, so it makes sense hes not 99 when he did a lot better in '62.

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    any lineup suggestions? it would be greatly appreciated! http://2kmtcentral.com/16/lineups/22125/current-god-squad

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    does he has his original FT?

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    Anybody mind rating my lineup/giving me some suggestions?

    http://2kmtcentral.com/16/lineups/93195/current-lineup

    I'll be getting Diamond Kareem at the end of the Suns challenges btw.
    Thanks!

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    how could i get diamond kareem?
    finish all the challenge???

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    You just have to finish all of the Finals Challenges and once you have all of the Finals Championship Rewards you will get him. If you haven't started yet it is going to take you forever

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    Kobe Bryant: 81 point game: 98 overall
    Wilt Chamberlain: 100 point game: 97 overall
    LeBron James: 61 point game: 99 overall (Not Released)



    GO HOME 2K
    YOU'RE DRUNK

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    This is not for Wilts 100 point game, this is for his Mvp/Rookie season

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    I don't get one bit why people consider Wilt "The GOAT." Yeah, he's one of the most complete centers we've ever seen. Did people forget that you could stop "The GOAT" by simply hacking him? Wilt is almost useless on offense with the Hack-a-Wilt strategy, so that makes him a one-way player. I'd take Hakeem and Kareem over Wilt anyway because "The GOAT" is someone that can do it all without getting stopped by simply fouling them intentionally.

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    The Knicks tried to Hack-A-Wilt once... Guess how that went for them?

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    Just because he shot well from the free throw line for one game, that doesn't mean he's a good free throw shooter. Even Shaq had good games shooting from the free throw line and he's arguably the worst free throw shooter of all-time. Wilt would shoot a bad percentage in 99 out of 100 games, so that one game was just a fluke. Wilt's best percentage for free throws was 61%, which is still bad for a guy that shot 51% from the field in the same season. You can't justify his terrible free throw percentage in any way, no matter how hard you try.

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    Cough cough Clint capela

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    I forgot about him. I said Shaq because the strategy was named after him.

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    Are you implying teams didn't use Hack-A-Wilt when he played?
    Wilt Chamberlain had the most FTA in the league for his first 6 seasons and lead the league in PPG in all those seasons.
    http://www.nba.com/history/players/chamberlain_bio.html

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    If they really implied the Hack-a-Wilt strategy, they'd hack Wilt all game and not just parts of the game. You can tell that Wilt's opponents didn't hack Wilt all game because he had 2,000 to over 3,000 attempts per season from the field in his first five seasons. If Wilt was hacked all game, he'd have a very limited amount of field goal attempts because someone would've hacked him before he even touched the ball. Wilt was never good enough at free throws to not hack him, even during his glory year with the Warriors. Let me prove to you how hacking Wilt would put himself and his team in a very difficult situation based off of statistics during the season Wilt averaged 61% from the line, which is tops in his career, and 51% from the field. The odds of Wilt scoring two points in a possession by taking a shot from the field is 51% because that's what the field goal percentage is based off of. The odds of Wilt getting two points in a possession where he got hacked is 37% because you multiply 0.61 by 0.61. In other words, Wilt's scoring percentage would be a weak 37% if he got hacked all game. If anyone with a logical mind were to choose which strategy they'd use on Wilt, they'd pick hacking Wilt any day. Imagine if a team's offense was based entirely off Wilt's free throws just liked I showed. It is nearly impossible to beat a team when the odds of the team scoring two points are 37% because almost every team has a better chance of scoring two points than that. The only two ways you can beat a team when a team's odds of scoring two points are 37% are if the team's defense is that good or the opponents just absolutely suck. A lineup of pure scorers like Curry, Harden, Korver, a consistent Kevin Love and Kanter would be good enough because only offense is needed when implying the Hack-a-somebody strategy.

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    Considering the number of shots Wilt would take per game practically the whole bench would be in foul trouble. If you fouled Wilt like they did back when he played you would probably get called for a flagrant one foul.

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    People may be in foul trouble, but it's worth it because Wilt's team would struggle to score. Wilt had to score so much because his teammates weren't that good at times. It's worth being in foul trouble to make a team so inefficient, which is the whole point of Hack-a-Wilt. A flagrant foul in today's game would be a common foul in Wilt's days. As time went on, more calls started becoming flare rants for safety. All it takes for someone to commonly foul Wilt is to touch his body anywhere below his shoulders in today's game, yet back in those hardcore days.

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