Originally Posted by julizaver
Based on stats for the series we can declared Wilt the clear winner in those matchup. Had advantage in all major categories.
If we include recaps it is more like Wilt outplayed Russell in games 1, 2, 3 and 5.
Therefore we could conclude that Wilt outplayed Russell in general for the series. Russell shall receive credit for having good series at his age and holding his own against Wilt, while also for good coaching.
Your guys always say this, but Russell was the best defender ever and there is no stat for defense and how much it effects the other team. Blocked shots are only part of it.
There is also no stat for how many blocked shots your team came up with. Russell as obviously the best ever at this and I would bet money he always had a big advantage over Wilt in this category. And this advantage is a huge difference maker. You guys can obsesse with stats all you want, and use them to compare players with different roles, but to me its pretty clear over their careers that Russell added more value to a basketball team then Wilt.
Stop acting like a 12 year old who found a stat book and think that's all you have to know.