Wilt Chamberlain slept with 10,000 women
One of my informants was telling me about a legend that Wilt Chamberlain (famous NBA player) slept with 10,000 women over his career in professional basketball. While this rumor was undoubtedly started by Chamberlain himself, it offers an interesting insight into how professional basketball players see themselves and their role in pop culture as sex symbols. Although this claim would be difficult to prove (and even more difficult to actually accomplish), it inspires people who want to further a legend like Wilt Chamberlain. Even without this claim, Chamberlain would be a basketball legend in his own right (he is the only NBA player to score 100 points in a game). This claim only furthers the persona by which Chamberlain may wish to be remembered.