Yo, Stop Biting Off Wilt

For virtually all of his too-short life, pivot god Wilt Chamberlain was a physical and cultural oddity — a nimble giant with a personality completely proportionate to his colossal stature.  He scored 100 points against a pre-Dominant Team Pringles incarnation of the Knicks.  He also reportedly slept with 45,923,479,563,406,723,480 women, which is pretty sick, but also makes him sound retroactive Mr. Lonely.  These are the things that pretty much everyone knew about him.

What some might not have known about the Stilt?  Dude hated biters (5:39 mark is where the discussion really gets down).

His whole life, nothing made him as angry as people co-opting his style.  Not even playing against Bill Russell, and dude DID NOT LIKE PLAYING AGAINST BILL RUSSELL.

Sadly, even though we lost Chamberlain nearly a decade ago, folks are still trying to copy.  Here at this is the city line., we don’t take such slights lying down.  What follows is a list (admittedly, only a partial one) of people, places and things that need to stop biting off Wilt.  Feel free to leave yours in the comments.

“SKYWALKING” WHITE HIGH SCHOOL BALLERS

Stop biting off Wilt:

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FORMER RUSSIAN WORLD CHESS CHAMPION GARRY KASPAROV

Stop biting off Wilt:

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GILBERT ARENAS’ OPULENT HOME/POOL/MOUNTAIN

Stop biting off Wilt:

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POOLDOUCHE

Stop biting off Wilt:

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Unlinked Wilt images courtesy of the boundless excellence of the LIFE magazine photo archive.

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