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#RussellMania: Boston Celtics vs. Philadelphia/San Francisco Warriors

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#RussellMania: The Over and Back Classic NBA podcast is devoting the next few weeks to Boston Celtics legend Bill Russell. 

We continue our deep dive into the life and career of Bill Russell by discussing the 1950s and 1960s playoff battles between the Boston Celtics and Philadelphia/San Francisco Warriors. We discuss the 1956 champion Warriors led by Paul Arizin and Neil Johnston (the last NBA champion before the Russell era), Wilt Chamberlain bursting into the NBA scene in 1960, Chamberlain and Tom Heinsohn getting into a melee, Sam Jones constantly riling Wilt up, Russell defending Red Auerbach from an angry Chamberlain, and the Warriors’ move from Philadelphia to San Francisco. Also discussed are Tom Gola, Guy Rodgers, Woody Sauldsberry, Al Attles, Tom Meschery, Frank McGuire and more.

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