Approaching his franchise record, Stephen Curry is positive that Wilt Chamberlain would have been dominant even in the 3-point era.
Wilt Chamberlain played for the Warriors franchise for a total of 6 years. 3 and a half of those were in Philadelphia, while the remaining were in San Francisco. Wilt the Stilt undisputedly had his greatest individual seasons as a member of the Warriors.
It is absolutely mind-boggling that in a period of merely 6 years, Wilt was able to total 17783 points. For reference, this is better than Harden replicating his best scoring season for 5 years in a row.
The Warriors never won an NBA championship with Wilt. They unfortunately shared the era with the greatest dynasty of all time – Bill Russell’s Celtics.
Stephen Curry reacts to nearing the Wilt Chamberlain record
The only unanimous MVP in league history knows a thing or two about making history. Now that he’s on track to break a 50-year old record, Curry took a moment to appreciate Wilt:
“That’s surreal to be honest, I don’t know how many years he played here but he’s got a lot of buckets.”
“Obviously he’s a legend and remains across the whole league, but obviously wearing a Warriors uniform and having been here my whole career, it’s pretty crazy, so I got a couple more points to score, hopefully some more wins in the process, but it is a wild just thought in general.”
“To know where it started out and all that’s happened over the course of the career, obviously got a lot more to do, but that is a pretty significant milestone that god willing when it happens, I will appreciate that moment.”
“I’m glad the 3 pt line wasn’t around for him. I would have had no time to break it… he would have probably figured that out too.”