Bob Cousy of the Boston Celtics weeps with joy on the bench after playing 47 out of 48 minutes against the St. Louis Hawks at Boston Garden, April 9, 1960. The Celtics defeated the Hawks, 122-103, to win their third National Basketball Association Championship in four years.
"I don’t know what LeBron was thinking. He didn’t even see Bill Russell play. He has no idea what Bill Russell did. Eleven championships in 13 years? Eight in a row? LeBron isn’t going to get anywhere near that. I don’t get it. And here he didn’t want Bill Russell on his Rushmore. I think today’s players have a very limited perspective on the game."
Bill Russell | Muhammad Ali | Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
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Victorious Celtics smile happily with their cigar smoking Coach “Red” Auerbach in the locker room after defeating the Cincinnati Royals 109 to 95 and clinching their eighth straight Eastern Division playoff title at Boston Garden on April 9, 1964. The Celtics followed that series by winning the 1964 NBA Championship. Left to right: Bill Russell, Auerbach, Tommy Heinsohn, Jim Locustoff, and K.C. Jones.
While the performances from the current players may have been the talk of the 2014 NBA All-Star Game, perhaps its best moment came when generations of greats came together, and joined in singing happy birthday to one of the most legendary athletes in all of sports in Bill Russell.
It was one of the most touching and feel good moments in All-Star Game history, as players from basically every generation of NBA stars went up and shook hands with the 11 time NBA champ and steward of the game.