Fifty years ago on March 2, Sixers player Wilt Chamberlain scored a record 100 points in a game against the New York Knicks.
The team’s owners announced yesterday the court is coming to Philadelphia, and fans will get a piece.
Most of the court, purchased from the Hershey Entertainment and Resorts, will be displayed at games and events. But at the Sixers’ March 2 game against the Golden State Warriors, ticket holders will each get a specially mounted piece of the court as they enter the Wells Fargo Center.
“It is an honor for 76ers Managing Owner Joshua Harris and all in our ownership group to celebrate with our fans the 50th Anniversary of Wilt scoring 100 points at an NBA game,” CEO Adam Aron said in the announcement.
Chamberlain’s family, friends and former teammates will attend the March 2 game for a celebration. He not only played for the Sixers, but the former Philadelphia Warriors — the team for which he scored the 100 points.