A true great of the game Russell RIP. My dad's 1st NBA live game saw Russell's Celtics take on Wilt and the 76er's. Of course Celtics won. And he said that was a battle of two top Giants that he would never foget as he held on to his ticket stubs for years.
A true winner & team player at all levels that he competed. His competitive drive should have been bottled and sold. And if only Ayton can have a ounce of it. Never understood why Russell wasn't considered as the All time Goat. Look at those championship rings. I remember he was at a gathering of some kind and he told all those great centers present there that he would have kick all their as*es. And they all laughed and knew he would. A true student of the this great game. How great was Bill Russell? Well, the St. Louis Hawks picked up two eventual Hall of Famers (Ed Macauley and Cliff Hagan) in exchange for the draft pick that turned out to be Bill Russell. Imagine picking up two Hall of Famers and it turns out to be an awful, lopsided trade not in your favor........that is how great Bill Russell was. RIP Mr. Russell!There are so many great photographs but I wanted to include this one.