Revisionist History The Big Man Can’t Shoot

1

Ad-Supported Feeds:

  • Apple Podcasts
  • Shape
    Spotify
  • Apple Podcasts
  • Shape
    Spotify

Join Pushkin+

Gain access to ad-free versions of 20+ podcasts from the Pushkin library along with exclusive bonus episodes and other member benefits.

Wilt Chamberlain’s brilliant career was marred by one, deeply inexplicable decision: He chose a shooting technique that made him one of the worst foul shooters in basketball—even though he had tried a better alternative. Why do smart people do dumb things?

FEATURED BOOKS

WILT, 1962BY GARY M. POMERANTZ

THE BOOK OF BASKETBALL BY BILL SIMMONS

REFERENCE DOCS

WILT 100 POINT GAME

ESPN VIDEO ON CANYON BARRY

THRESHOLD MODELS OF COLLECTIVE BEHAVIOR MARK GRANOVETTER

GEORGE JOHNSON STATS

CHINANU UNDERHAND FREE THROW

MASSER AND THALEY PAPER ON NFL

DID WILT CHAMBERLAIN REALLY SLEEP WITH 20,000 WOMEN?

SHOOTING FOR PERFECTION

CONFESSIONS OF A BASKETBALL GYPSY RICK BARRY

The Host

Malcolm Gladwell

Malcolm Gladwell is president and co-founder of Pushkin Industries. He is a journalist, a speaker, and the author of six New York Times bestsellers including The Tipping Point, Blink, Outliers,…