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Phenomenal Bill Russell Video

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People look at the grainy old films of Bill Russell and wonder if he could play in today's game. True, the players have gotten bigger and training today has nothing in common with training then.

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But take a look at this piece of video as Bill Russell grabs a rebound, goes coast to coast, takes off from the foul circle and clears an opposing player.

Now ask yourself, given what we see about his athleticism, what we know about his competitive nature, his desire to excel and his off-the-charts intelligence, and toss in today's revolutionary training techniques and ask yourself: could he have led his teams to multiple titles in today's game?

There's no question about it.

By the way, given several recent accidents involving basketball stanchions, perhaps we would do well to update this design and bring it back.