Wilt Week: Day 1

Wilt Chamberlain won the All-Star Game MVP just one time in his career, as a rookie in 1960 when the game was at Convention Hall.

But his most powerful ASG performance came two years later, when he set a still-standing (sorry Kevin and LeBron) All-Star Game record by scoring 42 points. The fact that his East team lost by 20 and that the game was in St. Louis led to the Hawks' Bob Pettit (25 points) being named MVP. But come on, 42 points is 42 points.

Although he was never named ASG MVP again, in the six games from 1961-66, he totaled 131 points and 106 rebounds. The six MVPs of those games totaled 142 and 92.

Here is how Wilt's 1960 ASG compared to the 1962 numbers put up by he and Pettit:

   1960
 Wilt
 1962
 Wilt
 1962
 Pettit
 Site  Philadelphia      St. Louis
 Team  East  East  West
 Result  W 125-115  L 130-150     W 150-130   
 Minutes  30  37  37
 Field Goals  9-20  17-23  10-20
    Pct.  45.0%  73.9%  50.0%
 Free Throws      5-7  8-16  5-5
    Pct.  71.4%   50.0%  100%
 Rebounds  25  24  27
 Assists  2  1  2
 Points  23  42  25

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