Bill Russell: 12 quotes about basketball

8. Turf battles

Wilt Chamberlain (r.) of the Los Angeles Lakers uses his wingspan to defend against Bill Russell during the 1969 National Basketball Association championship series.

“Most guys have a spot they like to start from, and nothing annoys them more than to see you there first, waiting for them. When I played Wilt, he used to get so annoyed when I would get to his spot because it meant he had to move me off his spot to start his game.”

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