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JordansBulls
02-14-2009, 09:21 PM
http://www.nba.com/2009/news/02/14/russell.trophy/index.html



PHOENIX -- Bill Russell, the cornerstone of a Boston Celtics team that won 11 NBA championships in 13 seasons, including a record eight straight titles, will be permanently honored by having The Finals Most Valuable Player Trophy named for him, NBA Commissioner David Stern announced today


Just saw them announce it. This is great for Russell. He needs some honor as well. Sort of like the Cy Young Award in Baseball.

S2krollin
02-14-2009, 09:23 PM
I thought they were going to name it after jordan.

sacgiants1213
02-14-2009, 09:24 PM
very cool. If anyone deserves this trophy to be named after them it's bill russell. congrats!

showtym24
02-14-2009, 09:29 PM
Its gonna be kinda ironic that the 1st recepeint of the bill russell award will be a laker.

JordansBulls
02-14-2009, 09:31 PM
I thought they were going to name it after jordan.


Yeah, I think the Regular Season Award should go after Russell more so but oh well. He deserves to have something as well. How often does he get recognition for anything? Hardly ever. He deserves this as well.

JordansBulls
02-14-2009, 09:38 PM
Its gonna be kinda ironic that the 1st recepeint of the bill russell award will be a laker.

It's the same award, just with a different name. It will just be called: "The Bill Russell Finals MVP Award"

Wilson
02-14-2009, 09:39 PM
Am not joking, i think Moon should have an award for named after him for coming from a no one to a someone.

You could just call it the Gilbert Arenas award, presented to over-rated players. The first recipent could be Moon :) :p

About the Russell award, I like it. Obviously I'm not a particularly huge Celtics fan, but Russell is one of the guys who epitomizes what sports are supposed to be about: Hard work, selflessness, defense and team work.

Congratulations to him :clap:

S2krollin
02-14-2009, 09:40 PM
In a good 10 years there going to name the MVP award after Jordan you guys just watch.

showtym24
02-14-2009, 09:41 PM
It's the same award, just with a different name. It will just be called: "The Bill Russell Finals MVP Award"

I know and kobe will be the 1st to be named The Bill Russell Finals MVP award winner.:D

EX-TREME
02-14-2009, 09:49 PM
congrats bill russell

JordansBulls
02-14-2009, 09:58 PM
In a good 10 years there going to name the MVP award after Jordan you guys just watch.

IMO if they wanted to name the awards then this is how it should go.

MVP - Kareem
Finals MVP - MJ
DPOY (Bill Russell - Known as the greatest defender ever)


Those are the 3 accolades giving out each year that has to be voted on and only one guy can win.

ItsTheLastAce
02-14-2009, 10:28 PM
:clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::c lap:


he deserves it

GunFactor187
02-15-2009, 12:25 AM
VERY, VERY, Deserving!!!! Good job NBA and Stern. Props!

still1ballin
02-15-2009, 12:43 AM
I thought they were going to name it after jordan.

Same here, I was waiting for Stern to say Michael Jordan and once I hear him say Bill Russell I was like :confused:

Frrrrank!!!
02-15-2009, 01:03 AM
Good for him, been a rough week or so with his wife dieing. Congrats!:clap:

DaaBoTownSox
02-15-2009, 02:22 AM
Yeah, I think the Regular Season Award should go after Russell more so but oh well. He deserves to have something as well. How often does he get recognition for anything? Hardly ever. He deserves this as well.

He's recognized as the greatest of all time. That isn't recognition?

Anyways, Russell won 11 NBA titles. The man clearly deserves this honor.