bill russell

Social Media

On Twitter, Bill Russell Has Jokes, Takes, and a Lasting Legacy of Activism

Since joining the social media platform last year, the Boston Celtics legend has reminded old fans and taught new ones about a lifetime spent speaking truth to power.
Lindsay Sarah Krasnoff
NBA All-Star

Old Man Bill Russell Has Some Old Man Jokes About Bacon

The Celtics legend has 11 rings and a...crispy...sense of humor
Liam Daniel Pierce

Enjoy Bill Russell Dunking All Over Sad Sacks in the 60s

Bill Russell was a legendary defender, but he dunked on dudes, too.
Corbin Smith

Searching For The Heroic Rando Of These NBA Finals, Bill Russell's Turtleneck, And More: Reel Talk With Corbin Smith

It happens every Finals: some mostly mediocre player has a few moments of transcendence, and gets immortality for it. We break down the video to see who it will be.
Corbin Smith
reel talk

Reel Talk: The Fourth Corbin Smith Review Of Online Basketball Highlights

Bill Russell comes out of the past to blow minds, James Harden briefly pays attention long enough to score 50 points, and Jimmer Fredette roars in suburban exile.
Corbin Smith

Can NBA Player-Coach Relationships Survive the Salary Cap Explosion?

A lucrative new television deal is about to send NBA player salaries soaring, and could affect locker room power dynamics.
Roland Lazenby
lebron james

Could LeBron James Coach The Cleveland Cavaliers, Too?

During the NBA Finals, LeBron James has been a coach-on-the-floor for the Cleveland Cavaliers. League history suggests he could handle the job for real.
Roland Lazenby

An Intervention for Jon Barry, the NBA's Worst Commentator

There are bad commentators out there, but it's high time something be done about Jon Barry's quest to make basketball as miserable as he seems to be.
Corbin Smith

The Plot to Kill the Slam Dunk

For decades, one of basketball's most beloved techniques has been under assault by ardent old-schoolers who want the dunk dead and buried.
Andrew Heisel

Derrick Rose and the New Dawn of Athlete Activism

A rising tide of public activism has put to rest the notion that modern athletes can't, or won't, make their voices heard on social issues.
Jack Ross

Routine Moments in Baseball History: Box Score Mysteries

The tricky journey of trying to decipher what happened during a play in 1978.
Harry Cheadle