By Theodore N. Beitchman
Phony outrage drives clicks and ratings in sports.
And phony stats drive me crazy.
Congrats to Steph Curry, who scored 53 points last night to pass Wilt Chamberlain for all-time Warriors points — 17,783.
Good for Steph.
But while you read all the praise for Curry, remember it has taken him 12 seasons to score all those points while Wilt — in Philly and in San Francisco — needed only five and a half!
Chamberlain did his damage with the Warriors before a mid-season trade to the Sixers in 1965. He reached his 17,783-point tally in 429 games. Curry passed him on game No. 745.
— Golden State Warriors (@warriors) April 13, 2021