On This Date 2/16/1972
Wilt Chamberlain of the Los Angeles Lakers takes the NBA’s All-Time scoring record to new heights, becoming the first player in the league’s history to score 30,000 points. At the time, no other player had reached 25,000 points, and only five others had reached 20,000. Chamberlain’s milestone comes on the road against the Phoenix Suns late in the third quarter. Wilt Chamberlain would receive a standing ovation, but the Suns won the game 110-109.