“Bill Russell K6 is not wearable”: LeBron James critic takes an untimely dig after 11-time NBA champion passes away

According to reports, NBA all-time great Bill Russell has passed away. He was 88 years old. The NBA world is deeply saddened by the passing of the Boston Celtics legend. He was the backbone of the Celtics dynasty. Bill Russell led the Celtics to 11 NBA championships in 13 years. A mind-boggling record of winning 8 consecutive titles from 1959 to 1966. In winning the last two titles, he was a player as well as the coach of the team. He was the first black head coach in any major sport in the country.

His family posted the news on Twitter, saying he had died along with Russell’s wife, Jeanine. And messages from fans around the world are pouring in for the legend.

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However, writer Nick Adams has taken a dig at LeBron James at such a time. He took to Twitter and wrote, “LeBron James doesn’t deserve to wear Bill Russell’s #6.” At such a time, many people have been shocked by his targeting of James.

While he is entitled to express his opinion about any player, this is not the time for such statements. And a lot of fans have shown their disgust for Adams’ comment.

All-time greats Bill Russell and LeBron James

Like the Celtics legend, LeBron James will be considered the all-time great when he retires. Even though he may not win as many titles as Russell, James will still remain a legend of the game. In 56 games played last season, James averaged 30 points per game at 37. He tried to lead his Los Angeles Lakers team to the playoffs.

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And James is on track to break the all-time regular season scoring record set by another Lakers legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. He is projected to break the record next season. Furthermore, LeBron James is already the overall scoring leader in the NBA. Regular season and playoff combined. He is also the first player to score 30,000 points, 10,000 rebounds and 10,000 assists.

When James led his Lakers to the NBA title in 2020, Bill Russell took to Twitter to congratulate James on winning the Bill Russell Finals MVP award. In 2009, the NBA renamed the Finals MVP Trophy in his honor as the Bill Russell NBA Finals MVP Award.

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He was voted the NBA’s 25th Anniversary Team, the NBA’s 35th Anniversary Team, and one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA history. Most recently, he was selected for the NBA 75th Anniversary Team in 2021. It is certainly a sad day for the basketball fraternity.

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