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#RussellMania - Chamberlain and Russell: Good friends, better enemies

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Jason and Rich are joined by Yago Colas (author of the upcoming book Ball Don't Lie) to discuss one of the famous rivalries in sports: Bill Russell vs. Wilt Chamberlain. Discussions include the designation of the word rivalry, the myth of the rivalry, why people felt they had to choose between the two, racial ramifications, the much-hyped first game between the two, Wilt's playoff failures, Russell's teammates, Russell vs. Wilt: By the Numbers and the lasting legacy of their battles.