Photo: Wilt Chamberlain stood on stilts in high school

Photo via NBA Reddit

Photo via NBA Reddit

We don’t know exactly what Americans understood about proper nutrition back in the day, but if we could just go ahead and get the high school version of Wilt Chamberlain some red meat, peanuts and eggs – zillions of eggs – that would be great.

One of the greatest basketball players to ever live did not grow into his body until later in life. While most fans have seen photos of a fully-filled out Chamberlain dominating for the Lakers, this rare black and white of him at the prep level provides a glimpse of Wilt while he still stood on Stilts.

[H/T: Bleacher Report]

1992 interview of Wilt Chamberlain turned into animated short film