First of all, we totally back the idea of Wilt the Stilt getting his own stamp. Dude scored 100 points in one game and slayed XXXXX number of women, in one night. He was like Chuck Norris meets Jack Bauer, only he was black and played basketball. So maybe Bauer meets Shaft. Either way, dude freaking ruled. Looks like the post office might agree too, since they’re considering giving him his own stamp. Or at least they’re getting pushed to by a bunch of peeps from Philadelphia.
Chamberlain’s image on a stamp might be the only way the 7-foot-1 basketball icon could ever be cut down to size.
“I’d be very proud if that happens and I’m sure he would be, too, if he was alive,” said Selina Gross, Chamberlain’s sister. “I think he’d be very honored. He probably wouldn’t believe this could happen to him.”
The cause was started by sports writer Donald Hunt of The Philadelphia Tribune, a 123-year-old newspaper that primarily targets the black community. Hunt, who recalled as a child watching in person Chamberlain play for the 76ers against Oscar Robertson and the Cincinnati Royals, believes “The Big Dipper” has the credentials to join Jackie Robinson, Babe Ruth, Joe Louis and Jesse Owens among the sports legends with their own stamps.
Damn right. More sports people should have their own stamps. How many ladies did George Washington ever get nice on anyway?