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Old 02-11-2013, 08:34 PM   #84
ThaRegul8r
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Default Re: Kareem, Wilt, Bill Russell - Detailed Player Measurements

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Originally Posted by CavaliersFTW
Bill Russell weight progression:
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rookie - 215lbs



1963-64 - 222lbs
http://news.google.com/newspapers?id...l+pounds&hl=en

I realize this is an old thread, but this came up during a search for something else, and for the sake of accuracy, this is actually talking about Connie Dierking:

Quote:
For one fleeting moment, Connie Dirking was a Bill Russell, shoving his (Dierking's) 6-foot-9 frame and 222 pounds high into the air to block a shot by Wilt (The 7-Foot Stilt) Chamberlain.

The Warriors were playing Philadelphia, not Boston, so it couldn't possibly have been referring to Russell. Russell was actually 225 pounds in the '63-64 season:

http://news.google.com/newspapers?id...30 23,5106291

Quote:
Originally Posted by Red Auerbach
He weights 225 now

I happen to know that because it's relevant to a project I've been working on.
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