I would really like to know what made over 500 women throw their draws to this man .. really honestly ?
Wilt Chamberlain was born on this date in 1936. Let’s check his math on his most famous statistic.
Wilt Chamberlain, at 7’1”, may have been the most dominating and amazing basketball player of all time. In his legendary career, Wilt scored 31,419 points, including the unbelievable time he actually scored 100 points in one game. He holds dozens of unbreakable basketball records.
In addition to his accomplishments on the court, Wilt also authored four books. None of the others created nearly the stir and controversy as his 1991 book, A View From Above. In it, Wilt claimed to have slept with 20,000 different women in his life.
A media firestorm erupted, and Wilt was attacked from all sides. The country was at the height of the AIDS crisis, and activists criticized Wilt for his promiscuity. He also came under fire in African-American circles for promoting black racial stereotypes. And feminists resented his blatant sexism for using women in such a manner.
To Wilt’s credit (I guess), he never backed down from his claim, never said he was just “bragging” or “stretching the truth.” He simply stated: “I was just laying it out there for people who were curious.”
Wilt was emphatic that he never went to bed with a married woman. “I was just doing what was natural — chasing good-looking ladies, whoever they were and wherever they were.” But could he really sleep with 20,000 different women? Let’s analyze it.
DOING THE MATH
If Wilt started at the age of 15, from then up to the age of 55 (when the book was published) he would have had 40 years to sleep with 20,000 women, or 500 different women a year—easy math.
That works out to roughly 1.4 women a day.
Arlenis Sosa in the April 2014 issue of Vanidades.