Wilt Chamberlain 100-Point Film: Memphis Coach's Dad May Have It

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Tuesday, 14 Jan 2014 08:23 AM

By Clyde Hughes

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University of Memphis Basketball Coach Josh Pastner said his father may have the film of Wilt Chamberlain's historic 1962 100-point basketball game.

The late Hall of Fame basketball player created what some called an unbreakable sports record when he scored 100 points in the Philadelphia Warriors' 169-147 victory over the New York Knicks in March 2, 1962, according to Fox Sports.

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After Memphis' 79-69 victory over the Temple Owls in Philadelphia on Saturday, a reporter asked Pastner about his ties to the area, which prompted an unexpected response, according to the Delaware County Daily Times. 

Hal Pastner, the coach's father, was a well-known AAU coach and tournament organizer in Philadelphia. Before that, however, he was a courtside ballboy for the Warriors in the 1960s. Josh Pastner told reporters about the family story of Chamberlain's iconic game.

"My father and his father (Sid) taped the game on reel-to-reel in the second quarter when it was in Hershey, the 100-point game (in 1962), because they thought it would be a special night," Pastner said, stunning reporters. "And they gave it to Wilt, the 100-point game, and Wilt gave it back to my dad's dad. He boxed it up, and he has all sorts of boxes. He doesn't know if he has lost it, but he’s trying to find the sucker."

If Pastner's father has the film, it would be one of the most significant historical finds in sports. There is currently no known video of the event.

Pastner went on to say that his father would taste soda drinks for Chamberlain because the basketball star feared that someone would poison his drink and that his grandfather died while watching a live football game in Philadelphia, according to the Daily Times.

Twitter users had mixed opinions of Pastner's claim. 

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