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8 min fan made documentary on Wilt Chamberlain, the strongest basketball player that ever lived.

"Fundamental preparation is always effective. Work on those parts of your game that are fundamentally weak." - Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

"Fundamental preparation is always effective. Work on those parts of your game that are fundamentally weak." - Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Kobe Bryant passed Wilt Chamberlain to become 4th on NBA’s All-Time Scoring List; Air Jordan is next!

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If Bryant continues to score at his career average of 25.5 points per game, he will catch Jordan early in the 2013-14 season.

In the Los Angeles Lakers’ 103-98 victory over the Sacramento Kings Saturday March 30th, Kobe Bryant's pull-up jumper in the second quarter gave him 31,421 points for his career, edging past Chamberlain's 31,419 and moving Kobe into the fourth place on the NBA's all-time scoring list. Bryant finished the game with 19 points, a career-high tying 14 assists and nine rebounds.

At age 34, Bryant now trails only Michael Jordan (32,292) by less than 900 points, Karl Malone (36,928) and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (38,387) on the league’s list of top scorers.

Feb. 24, 1980 - Wayne Gretzky, first to score 100 points before the age of 20

Gretzky played 20 seasons in the NHL for four teams from 1979 to 1999. Nicknamed “The Great One”, he has been called “the greatest hockey player ever” by many sportswriters, players, and the NHL itself. He is the leading point-scorer in NHL history, with more assists than any other player has points, and is the only NHL player to total over 200 points in one season – a feat he accomplished four times. In addition, he tallied over 100 points in 16 professional seasons, 14 of them consecutive. At the time of his retirement in 1999, he held 40 regular-season records, 15 playoff records, and six All-Star records. In addition to being its greatest scorer, Gretzky was the most gentlemanly superstar in the modern history of the NHL. He won the Lady Byng Trophy for sportsmanship and performance five times, and he often spoke out against fighting in hockey.

"You get out in front, you stay out in front." - A. J. Foyt

"You get out in front, you stay out in front." - A. J. Foyt

Dec. 11, 1971 - Los Angeles Lakers set an NBA record with 21 straight wins

Record: 69-13, first place in Pacific Division

There were two big changes for the Lakers, as Bill Sharman took over as coach, and Elgin Baylor retired early in the season because of continuing problems with his knees. The season was going on like any other when the Lakers defeated Baltimore, 110-106, on Nov. 5, 1971. That would be the first of an NBA-record 33 consecutive wins, shattering the old mark of 20 consecutive victories set by Milwaukee the previous season. Milwaukee ended the Lakers’ streak with a 120-104 win on Jan. 9, 1972. The 33-game winning streak is an American pro sports record. The Lakers finished the season 69-13, setting an NBA record for wins in a season that would last until 1995-96, when Chicago won 72 games.

Playoffs: The Lakers stormed through the playoffs, defeating the New York Knicks, 4-1, in the NBA Finals and winning the team’s first championship since moving to L.A.

- via Los Angeles Times

Nov. 29, 1992 - Jerry Rice caught his 100th NFL touchdown pass

The all-time leader in most major statistical categories for wide receivers and the all-time NFL leader in receptions, touchdown receptions, and yards, Rice was selected to the Pro Bowl 13 times (1986–1996, 1998, 2002) and named All-Pro 12 times in his 20 NFL seasons. He won three Super Bowl rings playing for the San Francisco 49ers and an AFC Championship with the Oakland Raiders.

Oct. 5, 1983 - Wayne Gretzky began a streak of scoring through 51 games

During that span, Gretzky scored 61 goals and had 92 assists for a total of 153 points (exactly 3 points per game).

"The Great One" holds 40 regular season records,15 playoff records, and five All-Star records to make a grand total of 60 NHL records credited to his name.

Upon his retirement, Gretzky owned 61 records; two of them have since been broken, and he has gained another one.

His then-record 15 regular season overtime assists has been broken three times and is currently held by Mark Messier with 18.

He also held the All-Star assist record with 12, but that has been broken as well and is held by Joe Sakic with 16.

Gretzky finished his career with a 1.921 points per game average. Only Mario Lemieux had a better points per game average at that time.

Lemieux came out of retirement in 2000, and his points per game average has dropped to 1.883 before he retired again in the middle of the 2005–2006 season.

However, one of Gretzky’s more impressive feats was his 51-game point scoring streak from Oct. 5, 1983, to Jan. 28, 1984.

via: bleacherreport.com

July 18, 1927 - Ty Cobb set a major league baseball record by getting his 4,000th career hit.

He hit 4,191 before he retired in 1928.

Ty Cobb
Cobb spent 22 seasons with the Detroit Tigers, the last six as the team’s player-manager, and finished his career with the Philadelphia Athletics. In 1936, Cobb received the most votes of any player on the inaugural Baseball Hall of Fame ballot, receiving 222 out of a possible 226 votes.

Cobb is widely credited with setting 90 Major League Baseball records during his career. He still holds several records as of 2012, including the highest career batting average (.366)

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