|Posted by shawn cassidy on July 30, 2011 at 10:33 AM|
He's often lost in the shuffle. Is it the 11 championships? Do we also forget he won five MVP's? Even in the 60's Russell was mistaken on the streets by fans,and they called him Wilt Chamberlain. Wilt Chamberlain was his sparing partner for a decade. Wilt scored 100 in one game,and his legend took off. Wilt was great,and he deserved everything.
Russell wasn't a flashy scorer,but he was a defensive force that fueled the Celtics. It wasn't pretty,but he was willing to do it to win NBA championships. The majority of centers,and even other position players pass Russ on a lot of all time player lists. I like to call Russell the greatest winner of all time. He wasn't the best player,but he was so concerned about winning. He would vomit before each game,and if he didn't Red would think something was wrong with Russ.
How do you feel about Russell,and his place in NBA history?