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A carcass with no further purpose... (43.30)

Wags: Holy shit.

Wendy: Holy shit?

Wags: Phil. I can't believe I missed this.

Wendy: Phil?

Wags: Phillip Carroll.

Wendy: Another prick?

Wags: No. No, the opposite. Guy was my mentor. Back when I started at Lehman. He was the Wilt fucking Chamberlain of Wall Street. Paid for the whole group's vacations when he killed it. Didn't even close his door when he got crushed. I saw him on the street. Hey, Phil! He looked at me, and I waved. He walked right past me. Fucking DK'd me like I was a ghost. Turns out, he has early-onset Alzheimer's. Can't even go out by himself now. His wife left him. His kids don't come around. It was fucked. He was there, but he wasn't there. A carcass with no further purpose.

Wilton Norman Chamberlain (August 21, 1936 – October 12, 1999) was an American basketball player who played center position and is considered one of the most prominent and dominant players in NBA history. He played for the Philadelphia/San Francisco Warriors, the Philadelphia 76ers, and the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played for the University of Kansas and also for the Harlem Globetrotters before playing in the NBA. Chamberlain stood 7 ft 1 in (2.16 m) tall, and weighed 250 pounds (110 kg) as a rookie before bulking up to 275 and eventually to over 300 pounds (140 kg) with the Lakers.

Chamberlain holds numerous NBA records in scoring, rebounding, and durability categories. He is the only player to score 100 points in a single NBA game or average more than 40 and 50 points in a season. He won seven scoring, eleven rebounding, nine field goal percentage titles and led the league in assists once. Chamberlain is the only player in NBA history to average at least 30 points and 20 rebounds per game in a season, which he accomplished seven times. He is also the only player to average at least 30 points and 20 rebounds per game over the entire course of his NBA career.