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All-America Bill Russell, San Francisco center, takes a snooze before NCAA  regional basketball playoffs in Corvallis, Ore., March 16, 1956.  His 6-foot 10-inch frame leaves little to spare on the 7-foot bed.  (AP Photo)

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All-America Bill Russell, San Francisco center, takes a snooze before NCAA  regional basketball playoffs in Corvallis, Ore., March 16, 1956.  His 6-foot 10-inch frame leaves little to spare on the 7-foot bed.  (AP Photo)


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.

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.”

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on LeBron’s Mount Rushmore