Bill Russell is the GOAT of basketball. Goat I’m pretty confident my last words will be well shit that didn’t work shirt Basketball is a team game and Bill Russell flat out won more than any of the NBA greats. Now there’s the silly argument that Robert Horry could qualify as the GOAT then if this were the case. They want to give you the impression that Russell was some kind of scrub who rode on his all star teammates. But Robert Horry didn’t play a crucial role for his team. Horry played a crucial role in crucial moments only. Bill Russell on the other hand was the heart and soul of that Celtics team. Wilt said it best when he admitted that he wouldn’t have won as many championships as Russell if he played for the Celtics. The Celtics didn’t win a championship before Russell arrived and they didn’t win after he left. There’s also the silly argument that they steamrolled everyone on their way to those championships. But Russell played in more game 7 finals than Jordan.
Kobe and Lebron combined. That means the teams were Goat I’m pretty confident my last words will be well shit that didn’t work shirt able to compete with the Celtics back in the day. The guy could dribble coast to coast as well. And he didn’t look all goofy like Shaq did. You’ll also hear people saying he wouldn’t produce those kinds of stats if he played in this day and age. I would argue that he would probably produce stats that are close to that with all of the advantages of having trainers, shooting coaches, a better diet, access to supplements and scouting reports that they didn’t have back in the day. I’m sure Jordan, Russell and Lebron would trade all of their individual accolades just to have 5, 6, or 8 more rings. Russell probably won’t give up his 5 rings to have their careers if we set aside financial considerations.