Today in Sports History: December 1

By Jonah Sharf

On December 1, 1967, Wilt Chamberlain set the record for missed free throws with 22 in a single game. Despite the poor free throw performance, Chamberlain still scored 52 points in the win over the Seattle SuperSonics. The record has since been broken by the Detroit Pistons’ Andre Drummond, but the record stood for nearly 50 years. Games like this by Chamberlain almost seem to be early evidence of what became popularly known as the “Hack-a-Shaq” technique, but it clearly wasn’t effective, with Chamberlain still putting up over 50 points a game. Chamberlain was one of the most prolific scorers of all time, a Hall of Famer, and is widely considered one of the greatest players ever.

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