Photos of Wilt Chamberlain are just hilarious.
The date of this LIFE photo by Frank Scherschel is “February 1956,” and it appears to be tied to what Chamberlain’s Wikipedia page describes as a highly anticipated debut for the Kansas freshman team against the Jayhawks’ strong varsity squad.
Chamberlain scored 42 points and grabbed 29 rebounds that night. He also, somehow, made 10 of 12 free-throw attempts.
Chamberlain made his Kansas varsity debut 10 months later on Dec. 3, 1956. He immediately broke Kansas’ single-game records in points (52) and rebounds (31).