To say that the Golden State Warriors have been a handful for the Boston Celtics would be a complete understatement. Boston has impressively held their own against the mighty Dubs, but in certain moments throughout the series, the Celtics did look overmatched.
Hall of Famer Bill Russell appears to have the solution on how to help his Celtics gain an advantage over Stephen Curry and Co.:
Game 5 I’m here for it! Let’s go @celtics #BleedGreen just in case you need a back up #NBAFinals @celtics vs @warriors @NBAonABC @nba pic.twitter.com/uqec8ZUvVP
— TheBillRussell (@RealBillRussell) June 14, 2022
For those that require a reminder of how dominant Bill Russell was during his heyday, here's a quick look at his numbers during his time with the Celtics: 15.1 points, 22.5 rebounds, and 4.3 assists. The 12-time All-Star won the MVP award five times, while also leading Boston to no less than 11 championships in 13 seasons. Nope, no typo there.
Too bad Russell is now 88 and he can no longer dominate on the hard court as he did during his prime. Nevertheless, it's fun to imagine how this Celtics lineup would have fared against the Warriors if Russell was on their roster. Surely, the Dubs — or any other team in the league for that matter — would have no answer for Russell, right? In real life, though, Boston will need to figure things out without Russell's help.
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