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Old 12-08-2012, 04:42 AM   #1
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Default Why didn't Bill Russell win the 1964 MVP?

This was the season after Cousy retired. All eyes were on Russell to see just how much the Celtics would falter without their star PG. Not only did they not falter, they actually improved, going up by 1 win and .55 SRS. Their defense improved yet again, even though it was already at an unimaginably, almost otherworldly level to begin with(11.5 points better than league average, and 5.6 points better than the second best team).

He won it the previous three years, with seemingly lesser performances; what held him back in the eyes of the voters that year? I know there was the racial thing, but did that really have that great of an impact?

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