Boxden luvs over hyping ol skool n*ggaz...
Or we respect people's accomplishments within their era. You can't make a direct comparison either way. You have to compare them against their era, then try to compare their dominance against other dominant athletes. Regardless of when it was, AGAINST HIS ERA, Bill Russell was light years ahead of his counterparts. And even more importantly, his GAME translates to any era. Regardless of athleticism, his defending & rebounding would be applicable in today's game. As well as his acumen. The top tier athletes almost always translate to any era. Plus, in Bill Russell's case, he had Wilt to compete against directly. Essentially Shaq w/more athleticism. 7'1" 275lbs. Big Eight track champion 3 straight yrs. So in this case, n*ggas are just being contrary for the sake of it.