I get a few queries for this topic every day, but I’ve never actually posted about it. I’ve talked about Kareem on Russell and Jordan and about what Jordan says about Russell (as little as possible), but given all the recent talk about who should be on the NBA’s Mount Rushmore and Will Kobe and/or LeBron Ever Get There, I thought I should see what I could do.
In so doing, I found a still-extant Tripod (yes) website explaining why Russell is the greatest ever, and you need to see it. There’s also a detailed Straussian discussion about how Russell’s claim that Jordan was the greatest is purposefully meaningless. I sort of said the same thing about Kareem. And there’s also this picture of Wlit Chamberlain wearing a fanny pack that says Wilt.