Today in Sports History: July 9

By Jonah Sharf

On July 9, 1968, Wilt Chamberlain was traded from the Philadelphia 76ers to the Los Angeles Lakers for Darrell Imhoff, Archie Clark, Jerry Chambers, and cash. This was the first time a reigning NBA Most Valuable Player was traded the next season, and Chamberlain was given an unprecedented at the time $250,000 contract. Chamberlain would finish his career in Los Angeles, averaging 17.7 points, 19.2 rebounds, and 4.3 assists per game over five seasons. He was also a leader on the Lakers 1972 championship team, a season where they set the all-time record with a 33-game winning streak. 

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