Sport: Man to Man

Seldom in the history of basketball had so much interest been generated in a man-to-man battle. Each is tall as a ceiling, agile as a mongoose. Boston's Bill Russell (6 ft. 10 in., 220 lbs.) has faster reactions and more experience, is going into his fourth season with the champion Celtics. To challenge Russell's franchise among the best of the tree-tall pros, the Philadelphia Warriors' Wilt-the-Stilt Chamberlain offers 7 ft. 2 in., 250 coordinated pounds, and a broad repertory of shots: dunks, long one-handers, a soft, fadeaway jump.

In the first three games of the season, Rookie Chamberlain scored 43 points against...

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