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Steve Nash and Bill Russell are one and the same

5/24/2006

The similarities between Steve Nash (my favorite current player) and Bill Russell (my all-time favorite player) are astounding.

Both were born in remote outposts of civilization that were wracked by unconscionable racial hatred and segregation. Both of their families spirited them off to more favorable environs at a very early age.

Both came to basketball comparatively late in life.