Thursday, June 30th, 2011 at 2:15 pm  |  16 responses

Will Wilt Chamberlain Be Put on a Stamp?

According to the Philly Inquirer, the US Postal Service is considering putting Wilt the Stilt on a stamp, which would be awesome: “A Philadelphia-based campaign to get Wilt Chamberlain on a U.S. stamp has gotten to the right place. According to a spokesman for the U.S. Postal Service, the Chamberlain-on-postage idea definitely ‘is under consideration.’ That’s no small thing. A committee sends 20 to 25 suggestions each year to the postmaster general, from “thousands of suggestions annually,” said Roy Betts, manager of community relations for the Postal Service. According to Betts, stamp selections will be announced in August, but the committee, which meets four times a year, also is talking about possibilities for the next few years. A campaign started by Philadelphia Tribune sports editor Donald Hunt resulted in a steady steam of Wilt supporters, including NBA officials, contacting the Postal Service. Why hasn’t Wilt been on a stamp already? Turns out you have to be dead five years to be eligible. The Overbrook High great, considered by many to be the greatest basketball talent in the game’s history, died in 1999.”

(H/T: BDL)

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  • http://www.slamonline.com Nick Tha Quick

    It would be a travesty if the stamp did not have 20,000 somewhere on it!

  • arthur

    Nick Tha Quick got there first

  • bike

    Will Greg Oden be put on a stamp? You can either be dead for five years to be eligible or look like you have been dead for five years.

  • http://www.twitter.com/nflem41 Nicolas Fleming

    My 20,000 joke was going to be better.

  • MikeC.

    Wilt’s stamp will be a 20,000 cent stamp for large packages that are placed in large boxes.

  • add

    yo hes gotta be on a stamp, where is the petition for this?

  • http://www.bulls.com Enigmatic

    Kareem’s gonna be p*ssed.

  • blunts

    yesssss put him on a stamp wilt chamberlain was the man have u seen him in “conan the destroyer?” Sick Sick idea. Wilt Chamberlain doesn’t get the credit he deserves I’ve read his book “a view from above” the man was once the president of the international volleyball association, scored 100 points, and tried out with the kansas city chiefs after he retired, he ran a 4.5 forty yard dash barefoot on grass

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    lmao @ Enigmatic.

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    Wilt is to basketball what Babe Ruth is to baseball–only Wilt’s records have yet to be shattered. Not even steroid-taking basketball players can come close to his numbers because they’re so video-gamely unreal. As far as athletes go, he deserves the stamp. RIP.

  • http://slamonline.com Ugh

    A stamp? But Wilt’s already been licked by tens of thousands of – wait, nevermind.

  • http://jsdklfl.com Jukai

    Hey guys, I betcha more than 20,000 women are gonna buy th— wah, Nick the Quick beat me to it? But I… I…

  • http://jsdklfl.com Jukai
  • http://www.facebook.com/joe.l.brewer3 BlackPhantom

    Kareem tommorow- “I deserve a stamp from the Lakers organization”

  • http://www.triplejunearthed.com/dacre Dacre

    @ Jukai – Steve Nash, Andre The Giant and Wilt Chamberlain walk into a circus….

  • http://slamonline.com Ugh

    Methinks it’ll be that one.
    Arnie does look like Steve Nash, doesn’t he? Except for the extra 65lbs of muscle.