On this day: May 10

POSTED: 02:38 PM PDT May 09, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT May 09, 2016 

The First Transcontinental Railroad is completed, "Rock Around the Clock" is released, The Incredible Hulk makes his debut, Wilt Chamberlain plays his last game, and Nelson Mandela is inaugurated, all on this day.

OTD May 10 - Wilt Chamberlain
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1973: Wilt Chamberlain plays his last professional basketball game, scoring 23 points and grabbing 21 rebounds in the Los Angeles Lakers' 102-93 loss to the New York Knicks in Game 5 of the NBA Finals. The future Hall of Famer averaged 13.2 points and 18.6 rebounds in his 14th and final season, winning the rebounding crown for the 11th time in his career. He also shot an NBA record 72.7 percent for the season. Chamberlain won two NBA titles in his career, one with the Philadelphia 76ers in 1967 and another with the Lakers in 1972.


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