Bill Russell had a great response to Kendrick Perkins' LeBron James tweet

There is a widespread stereotype that today's NBA superstars are more physically gifted than their predecessors, and that the NBA legends of recent years may not stack up in today's league.
Kendrick Perkins reinforced this stereotype on Twitter on Monday - until one of these NBA legends pointed it out.
Here's the ex-Boston Celtics great man who describes LeBron James as "the sportiest player in NBA history":
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Kendrick Perkins

@ KendrickPerkins
Sportiest player in NBA history !!!
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LeBron's ability to jump so high in his heyday is actually absurd
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And here's Celtics icon Bill Russell, who answered (with evidence) Tuesday night that he was a damn good athlete himself:
Kendrick Perkins

@ KendrickPerkins
June 16, 2020
Sportiest player in NBA history !!!
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LeBron's ability to jump so high in his heyday is actually absurd
TheBillRussell

@ RealBillRussell
At 56, I could have done the high jump Olympic Games, but I refused to play basketball, so instead we could only play one sport. The athletics news put me in 7th place in the world for high jumpers, and I was in 2nd place in the USA at the time. @ Celtics @ NBA
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TheBillRussell

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At 56, I could have done the high jump Olympic Games, but I refused to play basketball, so instead we could only play one sport. The athletics news put me in 7th place in the world for high jumpers, and I was in 2nd place in the USA at the time. @ Celtics @ NBA
TheBillRussell

@ RealBillRussell
In addition to my jumping ability, I was also known as an outstanding sprinter. And some people may remember:
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The original goat spoke. (This video clip of Russell's coast-to-coast layup is also incredible.)
As expected, Perkins stepped down faster than ever on a basketball court:
Kendrick Perkins

@ KendrickPerkins
Well, I was checked by an all-time great. Sorry @KingJames. I had a change of heart. @ RealBillRussell is the sportiest player in NBA history. I apologize to RealBillRussell
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At 56 I could have done the high jump Olympic Games, but I refused to play basketball, so instead we could only play one sport. The athletics news put me in 7th place in the world for high jumpers, and I was in 2nd place in the USA at the time. @ Celtics @ NBA
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It is almost impossible to choose the "sportiest" player in the NBA as this is a very subjective term.
But Russell's tweet is a good reminder that the players of his generation were just as athletic as today's stars - while leading the place in Chuck Taylors instead of today's high-tech sneakers.
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Bill Russell had a great response to Kendrick Perkins' LeBron James tweet, which originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston

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