Last week, when LeBron James rattled off the names on his NBA Mount Rushmore, there was undoubtedly going to be people he left off. One of which being the great Bill Russell. But, you know what? Russell isn't too upset over being overlooked. During last night's NBA All-Star Game, Craig Sager spoke to Bill about being snubbed by 'Bron 'Bron and 11-time NBA champion's response was, well, perfect.
“Hey, thank you for leaving me off your Mount Rushmore. I’m glad you did. Basketball is a team game, it’s not for individual honors. I won back-to-back state championships in high school, back-to-back NCAA championships in college, I won an NBA championship my first year in the league, an NBA championship in my last year, and nine in between. That, Mr. James, is etched in stone.”
Oh damn. Bill hit The King with the lengthy accolades and then finished his one-two combo with the "etched in stone" bit. Russell may have just turned 80, but that wit is as sharp as ever.
[via Celtics Life]