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Bill Russell: 12 quotes about basketball

7. Key to snatching rebounds

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    President Obama reaches up to present a 2010 Presidential Medal of Freedom to Bill Russell, Feb. 15, 2011, during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington.
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“A rebounder, or a shot-blocker for that matter, is always at a disadvantage if he tells himself the only way he can succeed is by outjumping the guy next to him. Sometimes he will have to, but most of the time he will not. … Most of my rebounds came from positioning, where I was able to get the ball while in heavy traffic.”

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