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Wilt as a Laker

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Chamberlain puts in a finger roll during the Lakers’ first title season in L.A. in 1972. (Associated Press)
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Chamberlain slides a finger roll over Milwaukee Buck Kareem Abdul-Jabbar during a game in 1972. (Larry Sharkey, Los Angeles Times)
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Chamberlain and the Lakers meet Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and the Milwaukee Bucks at the Forum. (James Roark)
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Times staff writer David Shaw and LA Laker center Chamberlain. Shaw had just completed his manuscript for an autobiography on Chamberlain. (Times file photo)
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As coach of the Lakers, Bill van Breda Kolff, left, had Hall of Fame players in Elgin Baylor, Wilt Chamberlain and Jerry West. (ART ROGERS)
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RIVAL FORCES: Wilt Chamberlain tries to shoot over Bill Russell in a 1969 playoff game; the two were friendly off-court. (Associated Press)
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