I am no longer a mere spectator or critic on the sideline.
As Bill Russell was once quoted: ‘There’s a phrase that I used to use: The game’s on the schedule, we have to play it, we might as well win it. You’re going to be just as tired if you lose as if you win. So why not just win — go ahead and take that energy and win it, and then you don’t have to listen to the coach yelling at you all night.’
- Bill Russell Says Every Championship ‘Feels Just as Good as the First’ (Video) (nesn.com)
- Phil Jackson would take Bill Russell, not Michael Jordan, as first player to start team (nba.si.com)
- Bill Russell To Young Baller: ’11 Championship Rings, Mother F@#$er’ (sportsgrid.com)