One of the NBA's best players of all time stole the show at the NBA Awards Monday. Bill Russell, the game's greatest champion, flipped the bird to another league legend, Charles Barkley, after Barkley paid homage to him.
Bill Russell flipped off Charles Barkley on live TV..LEGEND 😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/aCxVG09i4a— gifdsports (@gifdsports) June 26, 2018
As for Russell's explanation of why he gave Barkley the finger? It was incredible.
It was a joke, of course—there's no real bad blood between the two. Viewers got a kick out of the interaction.
and bill russell just gave chuck the bird on tv.— El Flaco (@bomani_jones) June 26, 2018
Bill Russell has no chill 😂 pic.twitter.com/8H3ppyH8PO— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) June 26, 2018
Bill Russell just flipped off Charles Barkley on live TV. Don’t ever call MJ the GOAT again— Josh Kolic (@josh_kolic) June 26, 2018
BILL RUSSELL GIVING THE BIRD TO CHARLES BARKLEY THE GREATEST pic.twitter.com/zGq2ZvFcgu— Steve Noah (@Steve_OS) June 26, 2018
Bill Russell trends.— Rich Eisen (@richeisen) June 26, 2018
I click, fearing the worst.
Then, I see why.
And it's the best.
For flicking off Sir Charles...— McNeil (@Reflog_18) June 26, 2018
"Mr. Bill Russell, THANK YOU" 😂 pic.twitter.com/oIZZ7StZ2l
I think Bill Russell just collected his 12th ring with this power move pic.twitter.com/bl1yVRytsA— Celtics Junkies (@CelticsJunkies) June 26, 2018