Congressman Brady lauds USPS for honoring NBA Hall of Famer Wilt Chamberlain with a commemorative stamp
PHILADELPHIA --- Congressman Robert A. Brady (D., PA) today had high praise for the decision by the U.S. Postal Service to issue a commemorative postage stamp honoring NBA Hall of Famer Wilt Chamberlain’s record setting career.
Chamberlain’s career includes 14 years in the NBA playing for Philadelphia/San Francisco Warriors, the Philadelphia 76ers and the Los Angeles Lakers. In 1962, Chamberlain became the only NBA player to score 100 points in a single game. Brady, who introduced a resolution in support of a Chamberlain stamp three years ago said, "I am feeling very good right now to know that Wilt’s career is being honored with this stamp. It was a long time coming, but the wait and the struggle have been worth it."
In a 2011 letter urging the Postmaster General to consider naming a stamp after Chamberlain, the Congressman said, "I believe honoring Wilt Chamberlain with a commemorative stamp would be a more than appropriate way to celebrate his legendary career and athletic accomplishments, and I express my sincerest hope that the U.S. Postal Service will recognize Wilt Chamberlain and his historic 100-point game in the 2012 collection."
In retrospect, Brady said, "I was shooting for a 2012 Chamberlain stamp, but when the stamp is issued later this year I will be just as pleased to see this outstanding hometown super athlete receive this well-deserved honor."
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