Thursday night marked the 55th anniversary of Wilt Chamberlain‘s 100-point game back in 1962. It’s a league record that has yet to be seriously challenged despite Kobe Bryant‘s 81-point effort in January of 2006.
“I feel like how Golden State is playing maybe Steph or Klay.
“Klay already had that game he had 37 in a quarter. They know how to share the ball. You never know.”
Wayne Ellington agreed with his choices but also added Russell Westbrook and James Harden to the mix. However, when Tyler Johnson was asked the same question, he surprisingly named his teammate instead as he believes he has the skill set to accomplish the feat — on one condition.
“If Hassan [Whiteside] played back then I bet he’s get 100.”
It’s an interesting take as the seven-foot center is not known to be a big scorer. He has made a name for himself as an elite rebounder and shotblocker, with a knack for scoring near the basket on dunks and tip-ins. But don’t forget the main part of Johnson’s answer which puts Whiteside against 1960s competition.