Born 80 years ago on Aug. 21, 1936, four-time MVP and 13-time All-Star Wilt Chamberlain dominates the NBA record book, in which "The Big Dipper" is the all-time leader in rebounds (23,924) and games with 50 or more points (118) — including his single-game record 100 points on March 2, 1962. Here are some rarely seen photos of "Wilt the Stilt" — who died from a heart attack at the age of 63 in October 1999 — from adolescence to the pros and beyond.
Phil Jackson won 11 NBA titles as a coach — six with the Chicago Bulls and five with the Los Angeles Lakers — surpassing the previous record of nine set by Red Auerbach. He also won two championships as a player with the New York Knicks in 1970 and 1973, and holds the NBA record for the most combined championships (13) as a player and a head coach. He also has the highest winning percentage of any NBA coach (.704).
Two-time NBA champion and 10-time All-Star Ray Allen turned 40 years old on July 20, 2015. Allen celebrated his birthday over the weekend by jetting off to Las Vegas, where he was presented with a very impressive cake that celebrated both his illustrious NBA career, which included time spent with the Bucks, Sonics, Celtics and Heat, as well as his time as a college basketball star at UConn. Here are some rare photos through the years of Ray Allen, aka Ray-Ray, Sugar Ray, and Jesus Shuttlesworth.