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    Quote Originally Posted by bambam1729 View Post
    Yes, I don't think Wilt ever played the 6-person indoor version. He always played beach.
    Oh yes, he definitely did. I remember watching clips of his roof-blocks.

    https://www.worldofvolley.com/Latest...amberlain.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by Atticus View Post
    Oh yes, he definitely did. I remember watching clips of his roof-blocks.

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    I stand corrected. Have you ever noticed nobody ever says "I sit corrected"?
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    One other basketball - volleyball combo and a big one

    Elena Della Donne - recent MVP of the WNBA signed to play hoops at U Conn but left school before actually enrolling and decided to go to U Delaware, near her home. She has a sister with significant disabilities that depended on her a lot and did want to be that far away from home.

    Della Donne played volleyball her freshman year at Delaware and was a superstar before deciding basketball was really her sport and went back to that for the last 3 years. Probably a good decision.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bambam1729 View Post
    I stand corrected. Have you ever noticed nobody ever says "I sit corrected"?
    When a student contradicts me, and I have proof that I'm right (NOT that I always am!), I always stand up and say, "I stand corrected!", and then I sit down and say, "but now that I'm sitting, I can explain why I'm right."
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    Basketball-volleyball is a common combination, with the skills and builds for both sports having much in common.

    What you don't see nearly as often is baseball and soccer; a guy at my alma mater was a star player on both teams. Ended up playing minor league baseball for a few years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Atticus View Post
    Oh yes, he definitely did. I remember watching clips of his roof-blocks.

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    Does anyone disagree that Wilt was the GOAT of dual or triunal sport athletes?
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    I was going to mention Elena Della Donne, but bambam beat me to the punch.

    Also there is Erin Aldrich who was a national class high jumper and volleyball player. Again a very complimentary combination: tall and jumping ability.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erin_Aldrich
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    Quote Originally Posted by Master403 View Post
    Does anyone disagree that Wilt was the GOAT of dual or triunal sport athletes?
    Yeah, I do. Jim Brown - greatest running back of all-time, greatest lacrosse player of all-time.

    Jim Thorpe - greatest all-rounder in his era, greatest football player in his era

    No way Wilt is the greatest in either basketball or volleyball
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    Almost forgot - include women

    Babe Didrikson Zaharias - greatest female athlete of 1930, greatest golfer of late 1940s-early 1950s

    JJK could also be considered - obvious greatest in T&F, played basketball at UCLA though nobody is calling her the greatest in that sport
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    Quote Originally Posted by bambam1729 View Post
    JJK could also be considered - obvious greatest in T&F, played basketball at UCLA though nobody is calling her the greatest in that sport
    Nor Marion.
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