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    DiggityDaggityDo
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    RIP Bill Russell

    It was a good run


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    DAmn. RIP, big fella.

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    R I P


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    R.i.p. Br

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    So very sad to hear the news.

    RIP Bill Russell
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    wow..........RIP

    great photos KFC

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    He was a block specialist. He never blocked a shot to show off. He would block it to a teammate to start a fast break. A true legendary center that many other future Hall of Famers would pattern their games after.

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    Just got some info from a friend:

    11 NBA Titles

    2 College Championships

    1 Olympic

    3 High School Championships.

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    avg 23 rebs a game, damn

    rip bill

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    First Nipsey, then Bill,RIP brothers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DiggityDaggityDo View Post
    It was a good run

    Simply, one of the best, on and off the court!

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    one of the greats of all time R I P BILL !

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    I got to take care of the ol' man a few times back in Seattle

    Man was on borrowed time back then

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roscoe_Word View Post
    Just got some info from a friend:

    11 NBA Titles

    2 College Championships

    1 Olympic

    3 High School Championships.
    And some people are saying LeBron is the goat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roscoe_Word View Post
    Just got some info from a friend:

    11 NBA Titles

    2 College Championships

    1 Olympic

    3 High School Championships.
    Yes, incredible string of success.

    Only non-Celtic who can compare to that is Lew Alcindor (I think). Alcindor was so good that the game was almost unfair to (mortal) opponents. Only two losses in College:

    1) When he scratched his cornea vs Houston. Led to him later wearing the goggles.
    2) Versus rival USC, Trojans held the ball out in delay to win a close game. Played b4 shot clock.

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    RIP Bill

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    One of the greatest ever

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    Damn rip

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Kraken View Post
    I got to take care of the ol' man a few times back in Seattle

    Man was on borrowed time back then
    You are a great nurse
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    Bill Russell side note (pun intended) that I found interesting ...
    Singer Johnny Mathis (SF St) and Bill Russell (USF) had a rivalry as college high jumpers in track and field.
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    Standing just 5 feet 7, Johnny Mathis was one of the best high jumpers in the state in the 1950s. He set local high school records at Washington High, and as a San Francisco State University student leaped 6 feet 5 inches at a 1955 conference meet in Reno, beating his 7-foot-tall rival future NBA legend Bill Russell.
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    Something that they would joke about later in life.
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    Great player but he was bigger than most guys back then like Wilt

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    Surely you can't all be that old!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jjgold View Post
    Great player but he was bigger than most guys back then like Wilt
    Wow, jj, nothing gets by you does it?

    Likely would have been a monster on defense in any era. RIP to one of the greats

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    Quote Originally Posted by 19th Hole View Post
    Bill Russell side note (pun intended) that I found interesting ...
    Singer Johnny Mathis (SF St) and Bill Russell (USF) had a rivalry as college high jumpers in track and field.
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    Standing just 5 feet 7, Johnny Mathis was one of the best high jumpers in the state in the 1950s. He set local high school records at Washington High, and as a San Francisco State University student leaped 6 feet 5 inches at a 1955 conference meet in Reno, beating his 7-foot-tall rival — future NBA legend Bill Russell.
    --
    Something that they would joke about later in life.
    my grandfather was Johnny's track coach



    Johnny is 86 now lives in Gilmer, TX

    RIP Bill and Boo
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    Quote Originally Posted by manny24 View Post
    my grandfather was Johnny's track coach



    Johnny is 86 now lives in Gilmer, TX

    RIP Bill and Boo
    You're grandfather would be embarrassed with what you've become, braindead and lazy... talk about a family in decline.
    Last edited by Greget; 08-02-22 at 06:46 AM.

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    NBA is retiring Russell‘s number six jersey throughout the league.

    Would’ve been nice if they did it while he was still alive?

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    Great point Diggity

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    Quote Originally Posted by DiggityDaggityDo View Post
    NBA is retiring Russell‘s number six jersey throughout the league.

    Would’ve been nice if they did it while he was still alive?
    Adam Silver's America folks

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    Quote Originally Posted by DiggityDaggityDo View Post
    NBA is retiring Russell‘s number six jersey throughout the league.

    Would’ve been nice if they did it while he was still alive?
    Probably because it's wrong to do, and Russell wouldn't have wanted that.

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    Ridiculous for any league to retire someone's number, no one is bigger than the game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrunkHorseplayer View Post
    Ridiculous for any league to retire someone's number, no one is bigger than the game.
    INdeed no one is bigger than the game and no one should have the authority to say this player was more important. If you're going to retire # on account of being a good person then Mutumbo should have his retired ...greatest humanitarian that ever set foot in the NBA and I don't mean campaigning for the rights of his own kind.

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    Didn't like the guy myself. Stupid goofy laugh and a hideous self-promoter, but each to their own.

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    I can't stand Jackie Robinson day with everyone wearing #24. Can't figure out which player is which if I don't recognize their face.

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    R.I.P.

    Bill

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