“Concentration and mental toughness are the margins of victory.”
“Durability is part of what makes a great athlete.”
“The idea is not to block every shot. The idea is to make your opponent believe that you might block every shot.”
“To me, one of the most beautiful things to see is a group of men coordinating their efforts toward a common goal, alternately subordinating and asserting themselves to achieve real teamwork in action. I tried to do that, we all tried to do that, on the Celtics. I think we succeeded.”
“What do you think of the Chicago Bulls winning three in a row?” — Russell: “Not much.” In perspective, Russell won eight times in a row with the Celtics.
Wikipedia: Bill Russell