Bill Russell had speed and handles you didn’t know about

Published on March 13th, 2013 by Astramskas, David | 4,245 views

We posted a shocking video of NBA great Bill “I have more rings than fingers” Russell jumping over a defender from near the free throw line a few weeks ago that had a lot of people second guessing their perception that many of the NBA pioneers were un athletic and would be nothing more than average players in today’s centerless league.  Many of you will continue to feel that way even if I showed you a video of Bob Cousey doing a pre game dunk that would put LeBron’s to shame but that doesn’t exist.  What does exist is this footage of Bill Russell running the court and driving past defenders like a guard.

What’s next, Russell shooting 3 pointers like Ray Allen in practice.  Why not, we have footage of Wilt Chamberlain making 4 straight hook shots from the 3 point line.

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