The term dominant gets thrown around a lot these days in sports.  But let’s talk about a performance that has forever been a benchmark  for dominance, at least when it comes to NBA standards.  Today (03/02/12) marks the 50th anniversary of Wilt Chamberlain’s 100 point game.

In a game where the two teams combined for 316 points (169-147) it is easy to see how one guy could score that many.  Wilt shot 36-for-63 from the field and an incredible 28-for-32 from the free throw line.  He played all 48 minutes of the game. To better illustrate just how on fire the guy was, he was a career 50% free throw shooter.  That, is dialed in folks.

To further prove how impressive  this game was, it is a point total that has never been challenged over the last 50 years.  The closest is a performance by Kobe Bryant who scored 82 points in 2006 against the Toronto Raptors.  Mind you, Kobe got there with the 3-point shot.  Something that Wilt didn’t have.  Which only makes the record that much more impressive.