Re: Russell Rules
When Russell says they would have won in a walk he is right.
But that shouldn't be held against the Bulls. Chicago played in an era with free agency, salary limitations and mega-expansion.
The Celtics had rosters of five-seven deep with guys who were among the top 30 players in the World. Chicago never had more than 3 or 4 such players.
Most important is what Russell says about the key to the Celtics winning titles. They knew how to let the opponents superstar have a great game and still control the style and pace en route to victory.
Too much depth, too good defensively and should Jordan get to the rim, a smarter guy who is just as athletic and four inches taller is waiting for him. A challenge unlike anything he ever saw in his postseason career. The Bulls wouldn't be able to slow the pace to what they are used to and the Celtics would roll.