How did Wilt Chamberlain and Bill Russell impact basketball?

May 18, 2019 Off By idswater

How did Wilt Chamberlain and Bill Russell impact basketball?

The Bill Russell-Wilt Chamberlain debate has almost certainly been settled. As basketball’s intelligentsia has come to better understand and analyze defense, Russell’s incredible impact on the sport has come into clearer focus.

What was Bill Russells best season in the NBA?

As it stands, Wilt’s two best seasons are among the top five of all-time in terms of wins. Russell’s teams gobbled up all the gold they could find, but never won more than 62 games in the regular season. This is all meant as a defense of the common attacks against Wilt.

Who was on Bill Russell’s Boston Celtics team?

Wilt’s infamous failure to win as frequently as Russell has a solid excuse: his supporting casts were almost never as good as the ones Russell had in Boston. When they were good — like in 1967 in Philadelphia (with Hal Greer, Chet Walker and Billy Cunningham) and 1972 in Los Angeles (Jerry West, Gail Goodrich) — they were incredible.

Who was the better basketball player Wilt or Russell?

Wilt was the better player in the regular season, whereas Russell flourished in the playoffs. Wilt was non-existent in clutch or key situations, whereas Russell thrived in the intense situations. Wilt averaged 50 points a game in the 1961-62 season, that same season Russell was named the league’s Most Valuable Player.

Who was the better player, Wilt Chamberlain or Bill Russell?

Wilt was the better player in the regular season, whereas Russell flourished in the playoffs. Wilt was non-existent in clutch or key situations, whereas Russell thrived in the intense situations. Wilt averaged 50 points a game in the 1961-62 season, that same season Russell was named the league’s Most Valuable Player.

Wilt was the better player in the regular season, whereas Russell flourished in the playoffs. Wilt was non-existent in clutch or key situations, whereas Russell thrived in the intense situations. Wilt averaged 50 points a game in the 1961-62 season, that same season Russell was named the league’s Most Valuable Player.

When did Bill Russell have his peak season?

Russell’s peak season came in 1960 when he averaged 18.2 points and 24.0 rebounds. So, the comparison of the two, is to the extreme that is no reason to place Russell’s stats next to Wilt’s. But, Russell does own Wilt in some statistics that many may think is more important that scoring a lot of points, and grabbing a ton of rebounds.

How many points did Wilt Russell average per game?

Wilt averaged 50 points a game in the 1961-62 season, that same season Russell was named the league’s Most Valuable Player. Wilt was all about the stats, and many points or rebounds he got. Russell was simply obsessed with winning and winning titles.