Wilt Chamberlain

On July 9, 1968, Chamberlain was the centerpiece of a major trade between the 76ers and the Los Angeles Lakers, who sent to Philadelphia their starting center, Darrall Imhoff, forward Jerry Chambers, and a promising, stylish young guard, Archie Clark. Lakers owner Jack Kent Cooke exulted that the trade had given his team the last piece of the puzzle that would enable it to solve the mystery of gaining the world championship that remained just beyond its grasp. With the new star center, the Lakers of Elgin Baylor and Jerry West became instant favorites to win the 1969 NBA Finals. They stormed throught the playoffs and met up with the Boston Celtics in the NBA Finals. it came down to a final game 7 in Los Angeles but the Lakers lost it 108-106. This was clearly an upset as the Lakers were expected to win this series. You had Wilt who on March 2, 1962 as a member of the Warriors became the first player to score 100 points in a game. Mr.Clutch himself, Jerry West and the legendary Elgin Baylor. There title run came in 1972 as Wilt helped bring the first NBA title to Los Angeles. In his final season 1972-1973 Wilt shot a remarkable .727 field goal percentage for the Lakers as they reached the NBA Finals but lost to the New York Knicks.