Bill Russell: THE Goat is gone

g8tr76

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I was not a fan of either or either Boston or Philly, but games with Bill vs Wilt were always entertaining.
 

AlexDaGator

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I'm a huge Bill Russell fan, but I'm not ready to anoint him the GOAT. It's a team game and the other talent on those Celtics teams was ridiculous (7 hall of famers, including the coach!!!).

That said, Russell is on my all-time starting 5. Not at center though, on my all-time starting 5, he moves to power forward.

Alex.
 

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I didn't verify this but... On Twitter I saw where Mike Lupica posted a statement quoting Bob Ryan about Bill Russell. "In his final 14 years as a basketball player, Bill Russell's team participated in 21 winner-take-all contests (nine NCAA tournament games, one Olympic gold medal game, 10 Game 7s, one deciding Game 5), and Bill Russell's team won all 21."

If that is true, it is quite impressive...
 

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I always appreciated the humility and thought he presented. Great basketball player, great person.

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One of my favorite tweets ever was this one from Bill when people were discussing Jordan vs Brady as the GOAT



RIP Bill.
 

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