In random news: Quentin Tarantino mentions his mother dated

In random news: Quentin Tarantino mentions his mother dated

Postby Basketball Fan on Fri Jan 04, 2013 5:13 pm

Well I guess you could call it "dating" ... hamberlain

Tarantino: My Mom Dated Wilt Chamberlain

It's well known that Wilt Chamberlain enjoyed being with lots of women. While the 20,000 figure that he once floated might be a little high, it's safe to say that he got around.

And as it turns out, one of the women that Chamberlain dated was Connie McHugh. If that name doesn't sound familiar, you'll definitely recognize her son: Quentin Tarantino.

Yup, that's right. In a recent interview on NPR, Tarantino revealed that his mother dated the Hall of Famer and four-time NBA MVP. While the entire interview can be heard on NPR's website, here's the transcript of Tarantino discussing his mother with host Terry Gross (at around the 31:30 mark of the interview).

Tarantino: “It was almost like a sitcom, the way we lived in the 70s. Because [my mom] was in her 20s, she was hot, alright, she was a hot white girl. Her best friend was named Jackie, and she was a hot black girl. Her other best friend, Lillian, was a hot Mexican girl. And they lived in this, like, swinging singles apartment with me."

Gross: "What impact did that have on you?"

Tarantino: "It was the ’70s, and I lived with these three hip single ladies, all always going out on dates all the time, dating football players and basketball players ...”

Gross: "Professional ones?"

Tarantino: “Oh yeah she dated Wilt Chamberlain. She's one of the thousands."

So there you have it. This is quite an improbable link between two of the most talented people of their respective generations.

If nothing else, this could be useful information for the next time you play "Six Degrees of Separation."
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