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Bill Russell On Wilt Chamberlain

"I call him and say, 'Wilton Norman Chamberlain, this is William Felton Russell.' And he'll call and say, 'Felton, this is Norman.' You know, in an odd way, we come from the same place. We were both very tall at a very young age. People always approached us from a different perspective. . . . As we've grown older, we've known, basically, that we're joined at the hip. The
only person who understood what we were doing [in their great on-court duels] was the other guy. I knew how good he was, and he knew I knew how good he was."

Bill Russell On Wilt Chamberlain