Wilt Chamberlain or Bill Russell

Two Behemoths


One of the ongoing arguments among sports fans has been deciding who was the better pro basketball center, Wilt Chamberlain or Bill Russell.  Let’s take a look at their careers.  Chamberlain’s career spanned 14 years.  He scored 31,419 points, averaging an incredible 30.1 points per game, and he collected 23,924 rebounds.  His points per game average and rebound totals are awesome, and he was the NBA MVP in 1960, and 1966-1968.  Chamberlain set a single-game scoring record when he tallied 100 points on March 6, 1962 and led the league in scoring six years in a row (1960-1966).  Bill Russell played for the Boston Celtics from 1956-1969, and they won 11 NBA championships with the big southpaw at center.  He had 21,620 career rebounds, a 15.1 points per game scoring average and 4,100 assists.  Russell pulled down 51 rebounds in one game in 1960 and was named league MVP five times.  He is rated by many to be the greatest defensive center ever to play the game.

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