Wilt Chamberlain in a Harlem Globetrotters jersey

Young Wilt Chamberlain, showing one reason he dominated on the court. Chamberlain played with the Harlem Globetrotters for one season, 1958-59, while he waited to become eligible to play in the NBA after leaving the University of Kansas as a junior. Later in 1959 he made his NBA debut with the Philadelphia Warriors (who later moved to California and eventually became the Golden State Warriors). Wilt Chamberlain was born in August of 1936, so he was probably 22 when this photo was taken.

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