"Sometimes," Johnston says, "I think Wilt doesn't want to be fouled
because he's afraid he'll look bad. He was in the pivot the other night against
New York and he didn't want the ball. He kept waving it off. Maybe he felt he
didn't have good position. Maybe he didn't want to get fouled. I don't
often complained that opposing players foul him without being called for it.
Whether that be true or not, the fact remains that fouls are called often
enough in his favor for him to attempt more free throws than any other player
in the league. If he stops looking for excuses in his subconscious,
Philadelphia will win a few more games.