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Bill Russell

Read through the most famous quotes from Bill Russell

Most people have a harder time letting themselves love than finding someone to love them.

— Bill Russell

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Concentration and mental toughness are the margins of victory.

— Bill Russell

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The idea is not to block every shot. The idea is to make your opponent believe that you might block every shot.

— Bill Russell

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Durability is part of what makes a great athlete.

— Bill Russell

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This monument is going to be built as a symbol.

— Bill Russell

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What's more important than who's going to be the first black manager is who's going to be the first black sports editor of the New York Times.

— Bill Russell

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About Bill Russell

Bill Russell Quotes

Did you know about Bill Russell?

In King Of The Court by Aram Goudsouzian he was quoted saying "From my very first year I thought of myself as playing for the Celtics not for Boston. " After his retirement he described the Boston press as corrupt and racist; in response Boston sports journalist Larry Claflin claimed that Russell himself was the real racist. In the playoffs however Russell and his Celtics achieved upsets over the Philadelphia 76ers and New York Knicks to earn a meeting with the Los Angeles Lakers in the NBA Finals.

Frequent battles with racism left Russell with a long-standing contempt for fans and journalists. Listed as between 6 ft 9 in (2. He also served a three-season (1966–69) stint as player-coach for the Celtics becoming the first African American NBA coach.

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