We are talking about scorers not shooters. Wilt deserves to be up there with Kobe. Kobe passing him in all time scoring list won't change that fact a bit.
No, we are talking about shooters, because you stated that Wilt hit 20-foot jumpers consistently...which is not true.
I'm not saying Wilt doesn't belong up there. I made it clear as day that he's in the discussion.
But there's no reason to say that Wilt hit jumpers that far out...when he didn't.
Fadeaway 15-footers are not 16-20 foot shots, by the way. That range seems to shrink as we dig further into the discussion. The significance of 1-2 feet on a jumpshot is incredibly underestimated...just ask Shaq.
And I'll take your word for it, that there were three other shots 15 feet out in that video...but I only saw one in the first four minutes.
Irrelevant at this point, anyway, because four 15-footers in a 7-minute highlight video does not give any indication that he had range from 16-20 feet out.
Where can I argue that Wilt was the greatest scorer? He dropped 100 in a game, averaged 50 PPG, has more 50+ point games than anyone by a mile, had more 50s in a season than Jordan had in his entire career. Unfortunately, the league had 10 or less teams, size was a HUGE factor, there were no three second calls back then, very few players were athletic enough to contest him, among a few other reasons why it would be easy for him to dominate.
I find it funny that people are quick to point out easy/tough schedules moving ahead for certain teams, the weaker Eastern Conference for the Miami Heat (injuries + teams just not being as good), the differences between hand-checking and zone, but yet, they refuse to acknowledge the lack of size, athleticism, strength and restrictions back in the 50s and 60s.
A 30+ year old Wilt Chamberlain never scored 25+ PPG. There are a few reasons for that.
In Wilt's first seven years of his career (the seven he averaged 30+ PPG)...these are his shooting percentages:
He attempted 39.5 FGA/G and 17 FTA/G to average 50 PPG...at 50.6% FG.
Wilt wasn't as efficient as he should have been in his absolute prime. When he hit 30, his efficiency went up BIG TIME...and yet, his scoring never saw 25+ PPG again. Again, there are reasons for this that I shouldn't have to explain.
Wilt took a lot of shots, and played a lot of minutes...and dominated a lot of players who had no business defending him, like the rail-thin 6-10, 205-pound center, 6-9 PF and the 6-6 SF that were stuck on him when he scored 100, and his team was purposely trying to get him to reach 100 points.