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Old 01-31-2020, 09:05 AM
RickJay is offline
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Russell is just long ago, that's all. He is prior to the memory of most basketball fans today, so he is an abstract concept to many.

The age of the average NBA fan is, depending on what source you believe, between early 40s and 50. Magic, Michael, Bird, Hakeem, LeBron, Shaq, Kobe, all exist within the living memory of those guys. Russell doesn't.

This is a fairly common thing in sports; hell, even in baseball, which keeps its history alive and present more than any other sport.
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