Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Wilt Chamberlain vs The Washington Generals

Photo by World Telegram and
Sun. Public Domain Photo. 
I came across a cool piece of Washington General history the other day. A news reel from 1958 featuring The Generals taking on The Harlem Globetrotters including Meadowlark Lemon and the great Wilt Chamberlain.

The news real says the Trotters are playing the Philadelphia Spha's. But I am inclined to think he made a mistake as the Washington Generals had been formed years ago by that time. Although they did occasionally use other names so maybe they still occasionally played as the Spha's.

Whatver name they went by even in this old reel you can tell that the Generals were doing what they did best. Playing solid ball while helping the Globetrotters make the crowd laugh.


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