countryboy667 wrote:Yes, we do. The ironic thing is that he's a victim of his own excellence and dominance. People who didn't SEE him find it hard to believe anyone could be that incredibly good. I saw him play in person several times, and he trashed some great competition (including Russell, in most instances) in a smaller league where top bigs faced each other more frequently than today--just as in his prime today he would trash guys like Jokic, Gobert, Embiid, Turner, or any other big you care to name. I've seen some great athletes in my 76 years--and he was easily the best of them all. Scariest thought of all is that because he was such a transcendent, surreally good all-around athlete, he might well have been just as dominant in ANY sport he had happened to compete in.
And, basically every single die hard NBA fan I've ever talked to, that saw Wilt (and everyone else) play quite a bit, says he was the greatest player they ever saw. They corroborate everything you just said.
Wilt was the greatest all around athlete and physical specimen in sports history.