Wilt Chamberlain alive and judging a slam dunk contest in New York?

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Sprite Showdown stopped off in New York city earlier this month and put on a fantastic dunk contest for the locals but some fans believe that Wilt Chamberlain was in attendance as a judge.

Chamberlain alive?

Now they legend that is Wilt Chamberlain unfortunately passed away at the age of 63 in 1999 but his affect on the NBA will stand the test of time.

The most dominant player in the history of the NBA is well known for scoring an NBA record 100 points in a single game whilst also claiming that he slept with over 20,000 women in his lifetime, remarkable statistics on and off the court.

So when the Sprite Showdown stepped foot in New York and there was a man on the judging panel that resembled Chamberlain, you can expect the hysteria that erupted with some fans.

Fans began to comment immediately on the video that they had in fact sighted Chamberlain, with even some claiming: "This video is proof that Wilt Chamberlain's death was a hoax."

New York Knicks star

Unfortunately for the people that were fooled, he hasn't risen from the grave, it was in fact Knicks legend Walt Fraizer who was in attendance.

Fraizer sat alongside other former NBA stars Earl Monroe and Darryl Dawkins at the judges table, as they all applauded the high-flying and electrifying dunks that were on show.

Walt Fraizer is in fact the New York Knicks favourite son as he was the floor general for the team who won the Knicks only two NBA Championships in 1970 and 1973.

The seven-time All-Star enjoyed a 10-year career with the Knicks and the point guard was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1987.

Now Chamberlain and Fraizer certainly look alike, although you can't really mistake the two as the point guard was only 6 ft 4 whilst Chamberlain towered over everyone in his day at an incredible height of 7 ft 1.

Also the fact that 'The Big Dipper' passed away in 1999, makes things even more difficult to argue against.

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