Chamberlain was an American basketball player who played as a center and is considered one of the greatest players in history. Chamberlain holds numerous NBA records in scoring, rebounding, and durability categories. He is the only player to score 100 points in a single NBA game or average more than 40 and 50 points in a season.
Although Chamberlain was shy and insecure as a teenager, he became well known for his womanizing when he was an adult. He acknowledged that he never came close to marrying and had no intention of raising any children. He was a lifelong bachelor and became notorious for his claim of having had sexual relations with as many as 20,000 women.
Some people collect stamps, Wilt collected women.
Chamberlain documented his Love life. Every time he went to bed with a different woman, he put a check in his Day-Timer. Over a 10-day period, there were 23 checks, a rate of 2.3 women per day. He divided that number in half, to be conservative and to correct for degrees of variation. He then multiplied that number by the number of days he had been alive at the time minus 15 years. That was how the 20,000 number came into existence.
I think Wilt hit on everything that moved.
Chamberlain later emphasized that ‘the point of using the number was to show that sex was a great part of my life as basketball was a great part of my life. That’s the reason why I was single.’ In a 1999 interview shortly before his death, he regretted not having explained the sexual climate at the time of his escapades, and warned other men who admired him for it, closing with the words:
With all of you men out there who think that having a thousand different ladies is pretty cool, I have learned in my life, I have found out that having one woman a thousand different times is much more satisfying.