Monday, May 21, 2007

Bill Russell's rebounding style

The new Bill Russell statuette by McFarlane Toys has a rather distinctive pose.

Tired of getting hacked and swiped at when he pulled down rebounds, Russell devised his own defense - he'd kick the foot nearest an opponent high into the air, which was enough persuasion to let him land without incident. When approached by McFarlane Toys about becoming part of our NBA Legends line, Russell agreed - but only if he was in his signature rebounding pose.

Link. Here's some footage of Russell