Re: Chamberlain & Thurmond > Russell Defensively
No, Russell was one of the best team defenders of all time. I grew up in the 90s and even i can CLEARLY tell that by what little tape there is of Russell (mostly championship games). Russell was and is one of the greatest defenders of all time, and arguably one of the most cerebral. You don't just win 11 championships, 2 as a player coach, for no reason.