Top Ten NBA Players from the Bill Russell Era2storm These are the best players from 1946 to 1969. The players from this list MUST be in the range of this era. So don't put Kobe or Jordan or LeBron or Magic.
The Top Ten
Wilt was so tired of being called selfish that one year he decided to lead the league in assists. That is just amazing. - phillysports
That is astounding! How can a pivot lead the league in assists? The opponents must have seriously triple teamed Wilt - Ned964
In this era he scored 100. He was Bill Russell's rival and Russell often said he was jealous of Chamberlain. - 2storm
Only player to ever record a "Double Quadruple", with 40 points and 40 rebounds- he did it 8 different times!
He averaged a dang triple double. He had to be the best player in this era and has to be top 5 all time no doubt. - 2storm
He was the first complete player - Ned964
While I think that Oscar Robertson is truely an all time great I think Wilt Chamerberlin is still better
This is a very good list. I was having such a hard time deciding which player to vote for I finally just gave it to the man the era is named for... he truly was a defensive force, a largely forgotten aspect of the game. - Ned964
The man people name this era after. The absolute best defensive player of all time. He was so dominant in the early NBA - 2storm
West had to be one of the best players ever and efficient players ever. West lead his team and provided one of the only threats to the Celtics. - 2storm
Take a look at his lifetime stats, then note that as a long-range shooter, he did it without the 3-point shot.
In the 3-point era, his buzzer-beating 64-footer to force overtime in the 1970 NBA Finals would have won him a championship.
In my opinion Russell would be nothing without Cousy. He was known as the Houdini of the Hardwood for a reason. Like everybody on the list he revolutionized this game. - 2storm
I don't know much about him, I've seen a little film. He is revered in Beantown - Ned964
The first NBA superstar. He was the ultimate pioneer and one of the greatest post players of all-time. - 2storm
Not part of the Russell era. - peaceswagtv
Got to see him play right at the end of his career and he was still very good. - Ned964
He was pretty much Larry Bird - 2storm
I believe he played his college hoops at Minnesota, so there's that connection, but I never saw him play. I do know he was a brilliant player in his prime - Ned964
Really crafty star from this era and helped Jerry West. - 2storm
Who in their right minds would add this - UltraGamer
He was one of the better players from this era. - 2storm
Maybe not the best, but he was pretty dang famous - 2storm
Far better than any center in the NBA today. In all probability is the #3 shotblocker of all time [behind Chamberlain and Russell]. A shame he had to play in their shadow.
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2. Jerry West
3. Bob Cousy