The Celtics prevented a sweep by winning Game 4 with a — victory, but in Game 5, the Sixers simply overpowered the Celtics —, which effectively ended Boston's historic run of eight consecutive NBA titles. Retrieved August 20, Chamberlain won 25—10; Born was so dejected that he gave up a promising NBA career and became a tractor engineer "If there were high school kids that good, I figured I wasn't going to make it to the pros" ,  and Auerbach wanted him to go to a New England university, so he could draft him as a territorial pick for the Celtics, but Chamberlain did not respond. As his lawyer Seymour "Sy" Goldberg put it: When he dunked, he was so fast that a lot of players got their fingers jammed [between Chamberlain's hand and the rim].
Chamberlain holds numerous NBA records in scoring , rebounding , and durability categories. With eight of the ten starting players on the Sixers and Celtics being African-American, both teams were in deep shock, and there were calls to cancel the series. The rookie Chamberlain then shocked Warriors' fans by saying he was thinking of retiring.
Russell never considered Chamberlain his rival and disliked the term, instead pointing out that they rarely talked about basketball when they were alone. The next game against Oklahoma City was equally unpleasant, with KU winning 81—61 under intense racist abuse.
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However, the Sixers foiled it: His fouls per 36 minutes a stat used to compare players that average vastly different minutes was a remarkable 1. From a historical NBA perspective, the rivalry between Chamberlain and his perennial nemesis Bill Russell is cited as the greatest on-court rivalry of all time. Chamberlain and his perennial nemesis would grow to become one of the NBA's greatest on-court rivalries of all time. The Lakers committed costly turnovers and lost the game —, despite a triple-double from West, who had 42 points, 13 rebounds and 12 assists.