Basketball: Sweet Revenge

When Wilt Chamberlain was with the San Francisco Warriors, local sportswriters tended to regard him as an oversized goon who could dunk the ball but rated zero on team play. WILT SCORES 50, WARRIORS LOSE, the headlines often read. The crowds were down on him, too. "I can't love a 7-ft. 1-in. loser," said a fan at the time. So two years ago, San Francisco gladly traded Wilt to the Philadelphia 76ers. Last year the Warriors fired Wilt's coach, Alex Hannum, after a front-office squabble, and he also wound up in Philadelphia. Good riddance? Undeniably—for Chamberlain and Hannum.


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