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    1956-57 Wilt Chamberlain Game Worn University of Kansas Jayhawks Shorts with Photo Match. Everything about him was huge--his height, his talent, his libido. From his 100 point game to the 20,000 notches on his bedpost, Chamberlain rewrote the record books in his image, holding seventy-two NBA superlatives to this day including most consecutive seasons leading the league in scoring (8), most points in a single season (4,029) and highest point average in a career (45.8).

    While it's easy to credit Chamberlain's seven-foot two-inch height for such matchless dominance, he was, in point of fact, one of the greatest natural athletes in American sports history, boasting a forty-eight inch vertical leap and such blazing footspeed that he once beat Hall of Fame running back Jim Brown in a sprint. His stamina was not confined to bedroom, with his 45.8 minutes/game career average another NBA-leading statistic.

    The presented home white uniform shorts date to a collegiate season that found Chamberlain lead Kansas to the NCAA Championship game, where the Jayhawks were defeated by the North Carolina Tar Heels but Wilt was honored with a trophy as the Most Outstanding Player of the Final Four.

    The white satin garment exhibits marvelous wear and endless aesthetic intrigue, with all patriotic piping, the belt and even the buttons in the crotch firmly in place. The same can be said of the interior tagging, at the embroidered number "13" swatch near the clasp. Back waistband reports "Rawlings [size] 36" and the local Kansas City "R.S. Elliott" outfitter derivation, with a washing instructions label completing the trio. A provided photograph pictures Chamberlain wearing this exact pair of shorts, as a loose thread at his right outer thigh and more at the right center belt loop match perfectly. LOA from Heritage Auctions.


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