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The Five Biggest Misconceptions in NBA History

Published by on June 13, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NBA

5. Bill Russell Being Better Than Wilt Chamberlain

Nearly every time I look at an all-time centers list or an all-time players list, I see Bill Russell being put ahead of the great Wilt Chamberlain.

I completely disagree with that belief. Russell was better than Wilt in only one category: the record 11 rings compared to just two rings for Wilt. 

Wilt was a much better offensive player (Russell never averaged 19 points per game for a season, while Wilt's career scoring average was 30.1), an equal rebounder and defender, a better passer (he even led the league in assists once) and a much more efficient player shooting 54 percent from the field while Russell shot a bad 44 percent.

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