Wilt Chamberlain's Best Teammates Throughout His NBA Career

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Who is Wilt Chamberlain's best teammate ever? Wilt the Stilt had a lot of NBA All Star teammates over the course of his long and storied NBA career. Wilt won two NBA titles, but famously suffered a long string of NBA Finals losses during his career as well. Wilt Chamberlain's greatest teammates have included NBA champions, longtime journeyman, and talented rookies here and there. But who is the best Wilt Chamberlain teammate of all time? Which of Wilt Chamberlain teammates throughout his entire career do you love? 

When it comes to Wilt Chamberlain's best teammates, Jerry West and Elgin Baylor have to be at the top. The trio joined forces to appear together in three NBA finals and won a championship for the Los Angeles Lakers. Other Wilt Chamberlain teammates like Gail Goodrich, Chet Walker, and Hal Greer were instrumental in title runs alongside Wilt as well. Lest we forget Wilt Chamberlain teammates, such as Nate Thurmond and Paul Arizin, who are among some the best NBA players of all time.

Vote up the best Wilt Chamberlain teammates, and help decide which of Wilt Chamberlain All Star teammates was #1.

  • Jerry West
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    57 votes

    The Logo, Jerry West, is widely regarded as one of the greatest and most influential humans in the history of basketball. Whether it is his astonishing work off the court, or during his actual playing time, there is almost no one on earth who can match what the Logo did in basketball. Of course, his most crowning achievement came when he partnered up with Wilt Chamberlain in 1972 to win the NBA championship. While both men played stupendously, it was ultimately Wilt who helped West reach the top of the mountain for the one and only time in his illustrious career.

  • Elgin Baylor
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    48 votes

    Wilt Chamberlain was one of the most dominating forces to ever enter the NBA, but ultimately it was the partnership with basketball legend Elgin Baylor that helped elevate Wilt to superstardom. Baylor was an offensive juggernaut, averaging an astonishing 27.36 points per game throughout his career, and partnering up with a superstar seemed like the perfect plan for Wilt. While their partnership was nearly perfect, the two men averaging over 40 points and 30 rebounds a game combined, just two seasons into their partnership Baylor would have a devastating knee injury, and would never play the same again. 

    • Position: Small forward
    • Birthplace: Washington, D.C.
    • Teams: Los Angeles Lakers
  • 3
    27 votes

    Hal Greer is undoubtedly one of the best NBA players to ever lace up his sneakers. A ten-time All-Star, seven-time All-NBA Second Team member, and a member of the NBA's 50th and 75th-anniversary teams, there is very little that Greer hasn't accomplished. From the 1964 season to the end of the 1968 season, Greer played alongside Wilt Chamberlain, and this devastating duo wreaked havoc on the offensive and defensive sides of the ball. Greer would defend the team's best wings while Wilt protected the paint, not to mention the fact that combined, the two would average over 50 points per game together! Their ultimate accomplishment came in 1967 when they would win the NBA Championship.

    • Position: Shooting guard
    • Birthplace: Huntington, West Virginia
    • Teams: Philadelphia 76ers
  • Nate Thurmond
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    33 votes

    Philadelphia Warriors legend Nate Thurmond actually started his career off playing alongside Wilt Chamberlain. Wilt would be in his 3rd year in the league when the Warriors made the jump from Philadelphia to Golden State, coming off his ludicrous 50-point 25 rebound season. In just 2 seasons, Wilt helped elevate Thurmond from a 7 PPG scorer to a 16.5 PPG scorer, and the two had magnificent chemistry. While Wilt would eventually leave to go back to Philly, this time as a 76er, but there is no doubt about the impact Wilt had in Thurmond's career.

    • Position: Power forward, Center
    • Birthplace: Akron, Ohio
    • Teams: San Francisco Warriors
  • 5
    36 votes

    Legendary guard/forward Paul Arizin spent the twilight of his illustrious career playing alongside a rookie Wilt Chamberlain and teaching the young big man everything he could. Arizin averaged an astonishing 22.81 points per game throughout his career, along with 8.6 rebounds. A ten-time NBA All-Star, an NBA Champion, and a member of the 25th, 50, and 75th-anniversary team, Arizin is undoubtedly one of the best players of all time, and while he may not have had very long to play with Wilt, his impact is immeasurable. 

    • Position: Small forward
    • Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    • Teams: Golden State Warriors, Philadelphia Warriors
  • 6
    41 votes

    The starting guard for the phenomenal Lakers teams of the 70s, Gail Goodrich helped elevate a contender into a champion. Alongside greats like Wilt Chamberlain and Jerry West, Goodrich would average nearly 22 points per game during his time in the purple and gold, and proved to be one of the best scorers the league had ever seen at the time. Goodrich, alongside West and Wilt overwhelmed teams with their offensive firepower, and in 1972, the dynamic trio would eventually go on to win the NBA championship.

    • Position: Shooting guard
    • Birthplace: Los Angeles, California
    • Teams: Los Angeles Lakers