An effort by the family of Philadelphia's late basketball giant Wilton Norman Chamberlain and the Philadelphia Tribune to honor "The Dipper" reached City Council yesterday, where Council members unanimously supported a push to put Wilt on a postage stamp.

Council urged the United States Postal Service and its advisory commission on stamps to honor the legend, who played for the Philadelphia Warriors, among other teams, after a stellar career in basketball and track and field at Overbrook High School. "I'm sure my brother would have been very proud that you noticed his achievement," said his sister, Selina Gross (who incidentally married former Ben Franklin H.S. basketball standout Claude Gross, who played on one of only two teams to beat Overbrook in the city league over 3 years).

Selina Gross said the photo of Wilt on the night he scored 100 points -- a longstanding NBA record -- would be the perfect photo for the stamp. Sonny Hill, Philadelphia's youth basketball institution, is also championing the cause. Hill calls the Wilt the greatest basketball player of all time.