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Old 02-19-2013, 12:51 AM   #1
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Default Bill Russell Is Overrated

He got 11 rings when most of his competition was 6'7 skinny white guys.
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Old 02-19-2013, 12:54 AM   #2
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He got 11 rings when most of his competition was 6'7 skinny white guys.
He was a 6'9 skinny black guy, so that doesn't really work.
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lets act like he didnt go up against wilt
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Default Re: Bill Russell Is Overrated

He is overrated because people say he's better than Shaq, Hakeem, Ewing, Robinson, Zo and other great two-way centers. They never won as much because they played much tougher competition and not in some 10 team league with short unathletic players as the main competition.

Guaranteed if you replace Russell with Dwight back on those dynasty 60's Celtics teams they'd kill the league every year. Dwight would probably average 40/25 back in those days.
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Old 02-19-2013, 01:17 AM   #6
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He is overrated because people say he's better than Shaq, Hakeem, Ewing, Robinson, Zo and other great two-way centers. They never won as much because they played much tougher competition and not in some 10 team league with short unathletic players as the main competition.

Guaranteed if you replace Russell with Dwight back on those dynasty 60's Celtics teams they'd kill the league every year. Dwight would probably average 40/25 back in those days.
And that still would be 2nd to Wilts 50/27 back then.
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Not even the best Russell of all time
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That was actually clever.
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Cazzie Russell was an all-star who avg 22/6/3.
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Cazzie Russell was an all-star who avg 22/6/3.
Lol Bill third behind Westbrook and Cazzie


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Bill Russell is underrated if anything. He can challenge for the GOAT
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I thought you meant Byron Russell
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There were also 8 teams in the league
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Bill is the greatest champion in NA sports and he did it in multiple ways and steps in his career, so that should not be undervalued. Also this myth of him going up against short white guys has been debunked many times over so I wont wast my time responding to that. Overall, I don't understand why people can't just appreciate his greatness in context in stead of trying to compare across boundaries of different eras. For example, why put Howard in the 60's as the player he is now when the things that produced current Howard would not have been available to him in the 60's.
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