Originally Posted by Gotterdammerung
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?
You mean Wilt not being one of the 5 best defensive centers? If that's what you're asking, then it just comes down to there being a lot of guys. I have Wilt #6 and I thought about leaving Dwight off. But the truth is I think Dwight is the best space-eater I've ever seen and I think he's probably better than anyone, bar Russell. But I'm not willing to go that far yet.
Originally Posted by ThaRegul8r
Also correct. But he was the second-best of the era though, as contemporaries attested to, which is nothing to be ashamed of.
Would he make your top 10 all-time defenders (not just centers)?