Wilt Chamberlain Becomes the 1st NBA player to Score 3000 points in a Season 3/10 1961 Pistons vs Warriors Ticket Stub PSA

Wilt Chamberlain holds numerous NBA records in scoring, rebounding and durability. Among others, he is the only player in NBA history to average 40 and 50 points in a season, score 100 points in a single game, and grab over 2,000 rebounds in a single season. He also won seven scoring, nine field goal percentage, and 11 rebounding titles, in addition to an assist title. With an assortment of fadeaway and jump shots, his favorite one-hand finger-roll and powerful dunks in the low post, he scored 31,419 points, grabbed 23,924 rebounds, averaging 30.07 points (second-best all time behind Michael Jordan) and 22.9 rebounds (all-time leader) and was also very durable, standing on the hardwood an average 45.8 minutes.

For his feats, Chamberlain was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1978, elected into the NBA 35th Anniversary Team in 1980, chosen as one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History in 1996, and named to the NBA 75th Anniversary Teamin 2021. He was ranked No. 13 in ESPN's list "Top North American Athletes of the Century" in 1999, and No. 2 in Slam's top 500 NBA players of all time in 2011, In honor of Chamberlain, his jerseys have been retired six times, by Overbrook High School, the University of Kansas, the Harlem Globetrotters, and the Warriors, 76ers, and Lakers franchises.

Chamberlain holds 72 NBA records, 68 by himself. Among his records are several that are considered unbreakable, such as averaging 22.9 rebounds for a career or 50.4 points per game in a season, scoring 100 points or 55 rebounds in a single game, scoring 65 or more points 15 times, 50 or more points 118 times. During Chamberlain's time, defensive statistics like blocks and steals had not been recorded yet. According to Jack Ramsay, "Harvey [Pollack] said he used to tell one of his statisticians to keep track of Wilt's blocks in big games. ... One night, they got up to 25.

In that era, the NBA ranked its individual scoring leaders on the basis of total points, rather than points per game. Wilt had been the first NBA player to reach the 2,500-point mark, doing it as a rookie. In his second season, he became the league’s first 3,000-point scorer.

On March 10, 1961 in a game played in Ft. Wayne, Indiana; the Philadelphia Warriors showed up at the Ft. Wayne Memorial Coliseum to play the Detroit Pistons (who had moved out of town a few years earlier), the Pistons would win the game 120-103.  However, Wilt Chamberlain put up 32 points and became the first man to break the single season 3000 point barrier, to finish the season with 3016 points.

Only one other player in NBA history would break the 3000 point season barrier.  

And who would that be?

If you guessed, Michael Jordan, you would be correct.  MJ hit 3041 points (in a season) in a game against the Celtics in 1987.

No other NBA player has accomplished this feat.  

This is a ticket stub authenticated and encapsulated by PSA from that special night.  

Remember Neil Armstrong, was the first man to walk on the moon and 11 other men would follow, but Armstrong was the first.

There was only one Wilt Chamberlain.

Pop 1 and super duper rare and deserving of a place in the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame.


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Wilt Chamberlain Becomes the 1st NBA player to Score 3000 points in a Season 3/10 1961 Pistons vs Warriors Ticket Stub PSA