you ever wondered about the 1960's sport heroes or major players?
Two of who may be Wilt Chamberlain and Muhamad Ali. If you don't
know who I'm talking about, read a little further into the page to find
out about their lives and careers.
Chamberlain was one of eleven children! Can you imagine that?
His parents, Olivia and William Chamberlain, were devoted to the family
and hard work. When Wilt was little, he helped around his neighborhood
with odd jobs for money.
he was young, he had many medical problems. When he was a toddler,
he got a sickness called a hernia which required surgery. He then
almost died in the fourth grade, when he caught pneumonia. He also
had problems with infected mosquito bites on his legs when he was a teenager.
Wilt was playing basketball, his average was 50 points a game! Nobody
could stop this dominant 7' 2" player. With those features combined,
you have a strong player just standing there in your way of the hoop.
In 1967, he led the Philadelphia 76ers and in 1972 the Los Angeles Lakers
to an NBA title. He was also the only player to score 100 points
in a single game, WOW! Wilt Chamberlain made amazing and outstanding
January 18, 1942, Cassis Marcellus Clay Jr., the greatest boxer ever, was
born. Today, this athlete is usually known as Muhamad Ali.
Whenever anybody talks about the greatest athletes, Muhamad Ali is always
one of the top people. He was voted in the Top 3 for "Greatest Athlete
of the Century" by ESPN. He has accomplished so many things in his
outstanding career. He has won many awards, such as the "National
Golden Gloves Light Heavyweight Champion" in 1960, "Olympic Light Heavyweight
Boxing" Gold Medal in 1960, and the "WBA Heavyweight Champion of the World"
ten different times. He also won the "Male Athlete of the Year Award"
and "Sportsman of the Year" in 1974, "National Sports Award" in 1994, and
the "Essence Award" in 1997. Over his career, Ali had a 56-5 record,
37 knockouts, and 19 successful title defences. Muhamad became a
professional boxer in 1960. The decision to turn pro was not a hard
one for Ali. He was very poor, and wanted to have money so that he
could provide for himself and his family. This choice was a great
won. Over a couple of years, Muhamad was considered one of the greatest
boxers ever. By the end of his career, he was considered one
of the greatest
ever. Many people believe that his
famous quote, "Fly like a butterfly, sting like a bee", is what brought
him to greatness. Being quick and strong was the key to most of Ali's
many victories. He was definately one of the greatest athletes of
Chamberlain and Muhamad Ali were a couple of the greatest sports heroes
ever. I'm sure they will always be remembered.