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  •  Boston would not have won without Russell (0+ / 0-)

    and how on earth could Wilt have won MORE titles?
    Russell was a better defender and passer than Wilt ever was.

    •  I don't think so (0+ / 0-)

      In 1972 Wilt was the best defensive center of all time. Nobody else ever had a year like that. Second best was probably his own '68 season. Russell was only a better defensive center than he was offensive. He was good. And second best.

      And Russell wasn't near the passer Wilt was. He was the only center ever to lead the league in assists. Russell never lead his own team in assists.

      As far as individual skills are concerned, the two aren't even comparable.

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