When I met WILT CHAMBERLAIN, he was a sophomore basketball star at Kansas and I was starting out with the Boston Celtics. I could tell we had much in common. Obviously, we were both very tall, which gave us a shared perspective on the world. At a very young age we had each learned certain defense mechanisms to protect ourselves from people who might want us to be something we were not. With Wilt, there was always a lot of bravado on the outside, but he was basically a bright, pretty shy guy with whom I could share a conversation and...

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