Originally Posted by Whoah10115
Thurmond might be a better 1v1 post defender, but he isn't as good overall. Russell was the first anchor in the middle. He's the best.
I don't have either Wilt or Thurmond in the top 5 defensive centers. Neither of them is better than Russell, Hakeem, Robinson, Walton, or Dwight Howard.
I agree with your earlier statement, but not so much the latter. Particularly when Wilt Chamberlain did perform the Russell role quite well on those great 70s lakers teams according to witnesses.
Care to explain?