Happy 80th Birthday to the Greatest Winner of All-Time

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    Happy 80th Birthday to the Greatest Winner of All-Time

    Happy Birthday, William Felton Russell - you revolutionized the game!

     
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    Phil Jackson isn't 80 yet...Cool

     
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    It's a joke to talk about a Mount rushmore of basketball, without Bill Russell being on it.

     
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    It's a joke to talk about a Mount rushmore of basketball, without Bill Russell being on it.

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    So at this point, we have Lebron for sure... so who else?

    Pud

     
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    It's a joke to talk about a Mount rushmore of basketball, without Bill Russell being on it.

     




     

    So at this point, we have Lebron for sure... so who else?

    Pud



    No Russell apparently. Lebron already has the #6 covered.

    LOL!!!

    Pud

     
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    It's a joke to talk about a Mount rushmore of basketball, without Bill Russell being on it.

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    So at this point, we have Lebron for sure... so who else?

    Pud

    [/QUOTE]  I don't have LeBron and in about 6 more years, i predict Durrant to have surpassed him in rings and as a player.

    Here's my Mount rushmore list.  Russell, Wilt, Jabbar, and Jordan. Bird and Oscar barely miss out.

     

     
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    Phil Jackson isn't 80 yet...Cool

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    And when he is, he still won't be in the discussion!

     
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    Red, Bill , Oscar and Jordan.

    Red: Changed the game, team played as a team.

    Bill: He was the game for many years on and off the court

    Oscar: Adverage a triple double for a season.

    Jordan: You can't touch this.

     
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    Oh sorry Happy Birthday to the greatest basketball player ever. Mr. Russell, glad i got a chance to meet him. Great man of all time in sports

     
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    Oh sorry Happy Birthday to the greatest basketball player ever. Mr. Russell, glad i got a chance to meet him. Great man of all time in sports

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    What was the occasion?

    Pud

     
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    It's a joke to talk about a Mount rushmore of basketball, without Bill Russell being on it.

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    So at this point, we have Lebron for sure... so who else?

    Pud

    [/QUOTE]  I don't have LeBron and in about 6 more years, i predict Durrant to have surpassed him in rings and as a player.

    Here's my Mount rushmore list.  Russell, Wilt, Jabbar, and Jordan. Bird and Oscar barely miss out.

     

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    Can't do Wilt..... sorry.

    Russ destroyed/humiliated him WAAAAY too many times.

    Beyond his matchups against the Cs, I rarely watched Wilt play.

    Skewed sample size?

    You bet.

    Pud

     

     
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    Still the all-time greatest in my book.

     
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    15 years.....14 championships....two NCAA Titles (undefeated teams).....the Gold Medal at the Olympics.....and 11 NBA Championships in 13 years......12 trips to the Finals....he was injured in the '58 Finals....so he missed out on a perfect 15 for 15.....the greatest winner in the history of American team sports...!

     
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    Russell, Jordan, LeBron & I can't pick the 4th....it could be Durant but Bird, Wilt, Oscar, Magic are contenders.

     
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    Great author, too; "Red and Me: My Coach, My Lifelong Friend"

    Rushmore: Rus and MJ....everyone else lacks the rings...sorry, LeBron, but Kareem, Magic, Larry, and many, many more outrank you...

     
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    For the record, and in case anyone forgot:

    John Havlicek has 8 rings and Sam Jones has 10!

     
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    It's a joke to talk about a Mount rushmore of basketball, without Bill Russell being on it.

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    Bill Russell is a mountain unto himself. No other player enters into the discussion in my mind.


     
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    For the record, and in case anyone forgot:

    John Havlicek has 8 rings and Sam Jones has 10!

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    Mostly thanks to Russell though.

    No disrespect at all to either player though, as they're both greats. 

     

     
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    For the record, and in case anyone forgot:

    John Havlicek has 8 rings and Sam Jones has 10!

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    Mostly thanks to Russell though.

    No disrespect at all to either player though, as they're both greats. 

     

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    No doubt........it's the Scottie Pippen/Jordan "thing".  SOME lakers fans base greatness on rings -  not you - and I'm saying if that's the case, then don't forget those two HOF ers!

     
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    It's a joke to talk about a Mount rushmore of basketball, without Bill Russell being on it.

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    Bill Russell is a mountain unto himself. No other player enters into the discussion in my mind.


    [/QUOTE] That's about as well as it can be said. I know the Lakers and Celtics are bitter rivals, but any time i try to name my 5 favorite players of all time, Jerry West keeps coming up.  He would have made a great Celtic.


     
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    It's a joke to talk about a Mount rushmore of basketball, without Bill Russell being on it.

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    Bill Russell is a mountain unto himself. No other player enters into the discussion in my mind.


    [/QUOTE] That's about as well as it can be said. I know the Lakers and Celtics are bitter rivals, but any time i try to name my 5 favorite players of all time, Jerry West keeps coming up.  He would have made a great Celtic.


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    Agree.  Tommy Heinsohn said he as "a nightmare...." He meant, of course, to cover!

     
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    West must have been mentally tough to actually keep going at the level he did. He must have seriously thought his and his teams time had come when Russell retired. Then the next year losing to the Knicks. 

    And I wouldn't put the Knicks in the class of the Celtics. 

    For mine it's Russell and Bird when I think of 'greatest' players. Bird was such a unique player. In that he made average and poor teams exceptional. Not just exceptional, but at a standard to legitimately compete for championships. Look at his run with Indiana State.

    Celtics broken down and done in 1987 and again, gets them into the finals. A double over time game against Portland in 1992, which is one of his signature games. Physically a wreck, but able to lead his team to a win over the eventual Western Conference champions. That 1992 game was just stellar.

     
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