NBA Legend Of Bill Russell: NBA Role Model

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Bill Russell is an NBA legend who is a role model and a winner, one of the greatest winners of our legacy. His legacy is built on a foundation of winning 11 championships in 13 seasons, making him the greatest winner in U.S. professional team sports history.
Over his amazing career, Bill Russell averaged 15.1 ppg, 22.5 rpg, and 4.3 apg. He earned five MVPs, 12 all-star team appearances, and won an Olympic gold medal in 1956. If the NBA had always given them out, Russell most likely would have won at least a half dozen Finals MVP awards also. Bill Russell is at a slight disadvantage due to the fact that he played such a long time ago and most of the awards available now were not offered back then. Bill Russell is known as one of the smartest players in league history, Bill Russell controlled games by getting about 20 rebounds a game and getting about 10-12 blocks a game. Bill Russell was a master at blocking shots, whenever he blocked a shot he would make sure that the ball was sent toward the other goal so that his teammates could set him up for a dunk. He
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During an interview when asked about the effect on the opposing team by stopping them and starting the fast break, Russell said, “Yes, we did that to you. And if you come back, we'll do it again”. With all of the accomplishments that Bill Russell gained, the Professional Basketball Writers Association of America declared Bill Russell to be the “Greatest Player in the History of the NBA” in 1980. Most people of my generation believe that Michael Jordan is the “Greatest of All-Time” due to the fact that we grew up in the 90’s era and were not exposed to the Bill Russell 60’s era, many still regard Bill Russell as both the second best player of all-time and the greatest center ever. Bill Russell is hands down the greatest winner in NBA

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