Wilt the Stilt, the first of the 7' centres who could score, proved that he was pretty capable on the court as well as off the court (he claims to have bedded 10,000 women) scored an incredible and unmatched 100 points in a March 1962 game with his Philadelphia Warriors eking out a 169-147 win over the hated New York Knicks.
When Wilt scored the 1ooth point with less than a minute to go, the crowd went wild, flooding the floor with crazed fans. The game never did resume and during the mass hysteria, the 100 point ball disappeared! There were only 4124 fans there to watch the game so one lucky viewer left with an incredible souvenir. The ball is estimated at $500,000.