Bill Russell: 12 quotes about basketball

8. Turf battles

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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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