This will floor ya

Wilt Chamberlain holds sign after scoring 100 points against Knicks.
Wilt Chamberlain holds sign after scoring 100 points against Knicks. (ASSOCIATED PRESS)
Posted: February 14, 2012

SIXERS OWNER Adam Aron needed less that 20 words to announce one of the biggest acquistions in team's history:

The Sixers have bought the basketball court that Wilt Chamberlain scored 100 points on.

Aron tweeted the news on his Twitter account, writing: "AMAZING PURCHASE. 76ers bought the actual basketball court on which Wilt Chamberlain scored 100 points. Will mostly be preserved."

The purchase could not have been more timely.

The 50th annivesary of Wilt's historic feat is fast approaching.

The former Overbrook High became the first - and only - NBA player to ever score in triple digits on March 2, 1962 when he led the Philadelphia Warriors to a 169–147 win over the New York Knicks at Hershey Sports Arena.

The announced attendance was 4,124, but over the years at least 10 times that many swore they were there.

No other player has ever scored triple digits in an NBA game.

There is no word on what exactly what the Sixers will do with the court, but it wouldn't be surprising if it played a role in their game against the now Golden State Warriors at the Wells Fargo Center on March 2.

"At this time, we are finalizing details of that night and what exactly we will be doing with the court," Sixers spokesman Michael Preston said yesterday.

"Earlier this year we discovered that the court still existed in Hershey, and made arrangements to purchase it. The court was loaded [yesterday] morning into a trailer for transportation back to Philadelphia, at which point we will preserve it."

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