Bill Russell: THE Goat is gone

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Real basketball. 11 rings. Coached an NBA title. Amazing man. Not only gifted in basketball but brilliant in how he approached the game..............


Not a huge NBA guy, so there’s a LOT I don’t know, but the name Bill Russell is synonymous with legit GOAT conversations. What I didn’t know was that he coached at all, never mind coached a title. Just more proof of his legacy…

RIP, Mr Russell.
 

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Bill > Wilt. Easily. Wilt may have ****ed enough until his dick shriveled up, but Russell had more rings and success on the floor, yet Wilt gets more pub.
 

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Not a huge NBA guy, so there’s a LOT I don’t know, but the name Bill Russell is synonymous with legit GOAT conversations. What I didn’t know was that he coached at all, never mind coached a title. Just more proof of his legacy…

RIP, Mr Russell.
Won State championships in HS, won NCAA in college, won gold in Olympics, 11 in NBA as a player, 2 as NBA head coach.. That is clearly the GOAT resume as a team leader. Amazing stuff
 

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Won State championships in HS, won TWO NCAA in college, won gold in Olympics, 11 in NBA as a player, 2 as NBA head coach.. That is clearly the GOAT resume as a team leader. Amazing stuff
fify and at a no name school. but I think our Golden guy coached there , San Fran
 
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Wilt was an absolute freak athlete. No other 7-footer moved like that in that era, and he was not skinny. Russell was a bit shorter and thinner, but studied Chamberlain intensely and beat him more often than not.

It’s that talent+tenacity+work that made him the GOAT in basketball (Jordan, Kareem, Magic?) and maybe professional sports (Brady. Gretzky, Aaron?) That’s a fun debate but he is definitely in it.

And I loved his persona. Thoughtful, resolute. Great laugh. He’s a pretty great athlete for a kid like me to have idolized.
 

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