'65 Bill Russell diamond card
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General information

Position
C / PF
Height
6'10" (208cm)
Weight
215lbs (97kg)
Age
31
Dynamic Duo
91 Sam Jones
Plays
P&R Roll Man

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'65 Bill Russell diamond card

98 Overall

56 Outside scoring +11

  • 65 Open shot mid +20
  • 60 Contested shot mid
  • 30 Off dribble shot mid
  • 29 Open shot 3pt
  • 25 Contested shot 3pt
  • 25 Off dribble shot 3pt
  • 98 Shot IQ
  • 75 Free throw +15
  • 98 Off. consistency

96 Athleticism +1

  • 93 Speed
  • 90 Acceleration
  • 98 Vertical +1
  • 98 Strength +1
  • 99 Stamina
  • 99 Hustle
  • 96 Overall durability

96 Inside scoring

  • 99 Shot close
  • 99 Standing layup
  • 97 Driving layup
  • 95 Standing dunk
  • 97 Driving dunk +2
  • 95 Contact dunk +4
  • 95 Draw foul +4
  • 98 Post control
  • 98 Post hook
  • 78 Post fadeaway
  • 99 Hands

74 Playmaking +3

  • 45 Ball control +10
  • 88 Passing accuracy
  • 88 Passing vision
  • 94 Passing IQ
  • 54 Speed with ball

98 Defending

  • 99 On-ball def. IQ
  • 99 Low post def. IQ
  • 99 Pick & roll def. IQ
  • 99 Help def. IQ
  • 98 Lateral quickness
  • 99 Pass perception
  • 99 Reaction time
  • 72 Steal
  • 99 Block
  • 99 Shot contest
  • 99 Def. consistency

99 Rebounding

  • 99 Offensive rebound
  • 99 Defensive rebound
  • 98 Boxout
  • 98 Potential
  • 70 Intangibles
  • 3954 Total attr. +57

Updates OVR POS INS OUT PLY ATH DEF REB
06/02/17 (Viewing) 98 C PF 96 56 74 96 98 99
05/23/17 98 C PF 96 56 74 96 98 99

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  • 63

    that rebound and hof badges

    30

    greatest defender ever, IMO

    29

    he would definitely be in my top 3

    3

    Eh not the greates but either number 2 or 3

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    0

    who would you put 1?

    2

    Dennis Rodman obviously

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    0

    *player

    0

    not necesarily. Surely he put up great stats but those numbers were inflated in a smaller league with a lot less talent. Wilt cooked him every time they met. You can't really tell with these '60s players because of blocks. imo Rodman is the GOAT defender

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    3

    for me rodman is goat rebounder

    -2

    Rodman is the best rebounder and defender of all time hands down imo

    1

    rebounder yes but defender?

    -2

    it is like saying Colgate toothpaste is the best paste and glue of all time

    0

    no just no

    -1

    your the type of person to say bill Russell is a top 5 player all time aren't you

    -4

    no i have a personal top 5 that is based off of my observation and atmosphere of the nba at the time, Jordan is considered the greatest of all time because he played with slow ass crackas and people called Bill one of the goats because he played with AVERAGE 6'2 and 6'3 guys that could jump higher then a snail with stage 4 autism, it's all about the time period and the players that are in it.

    0

    how tf can u make an opinion on someone u never saw play??

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    0

    you watch highlights of him playing, dude.

    0

    u look at the numbers and talk to people who saw him play

    -4

    still doesnt mean u can base an assumption off it, u gonna believe everything stephen a smith, i mean future generations will probably think scalabrine is the goat

    0

    plus him and wilt were only real big guys in the league, not hard to defend midgets

    0

    Todays heights are calculated with shoes on, bro.

    0

    Read any NBA book and somewhere it's gonna talk about how great of a defender Bill Russell was

    -1

    u can say hes a good defender, but u cant say someone is the greatest if u havnt seen them play

    0

    Not talking about people like Stephen A, I'm talking about people that actually bought tickets to those games and watched him play.

    -1
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    -5

    Don't you people get simple math.. Big Motha Fuckin Black Guy > Small Cracka Fackas... not that hard to see

    17

    93 speed?!!!!!!!!!!! It's over at this point

    -2

    this is some shit lol hes faster than the Kawhi in this set

    8

    Holy elephant dick in a kitties ass covered in crack ho shit this cards defense is amazing

    3

    Holy elephant dick in a kitties titties on a sunday covered in cum up a racoons asshole, I agree

    8

    this player is a glitch, his block animation makes his blocks blocks/rebounds

    2

    He's basically the exact opposite of James Harden

    2

    This guy has the same exact 99 overall stats on defense and rebounding as how much rings he had in his NBA career

    0

    Exactly

    0

    now he has a mid range shot lol

    0

    99 Rebound 99 Offensive rebound 99 Defensive rebound its over

    -2

    HE Is slithery

    -35

    still useless, curry would cross his ass up

    36

    then bill would send that layup into the second row

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    -18

    no curry splash on him, wet like pool

    21

    Then he'd send the jumpshot into the second row.

    13

    or dry like an empty one

    8

    Or Bill would smack that weak shot right into Curry's face just to be extra savage

    7

    Bill would swat that shit out of the damn arena

    8

    Don't be that guy

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    0

    https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTyaOqimvuoPn2XJfQMUZ8jBWOtuO2UpLiOyhDLWj1qfEbaiXMN0A

    -4

    not wrong

    -5

    i would hope a 6'3 point guard could cook a 6'10 center....

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    1

    That's 6'3" PG could be cooked by a 6'8"-6'10" PF so I think Bill could fuck him up.

  • 17

    Wait Morgan Freeman played basketball? Sorry this joke is old af

    13

    It's old but it's still funny IMO

    9

    Yeah i still thinks its funny

  • 15

    Looking at his trophy case like

    2

    "And Im not the GOAT"

    -1

    You realize there were 8 teams in the league when he won all those titles, right?

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    2

    You realize he has had more competition than we have today

    -1

    Not to pick a fight but not necessarily, back then there weren't so many people trying to get in the NBA and people weren't coming from overseas either. Now there are far more people training to go to the NBA since they were little with better training methods and equipment then back then. Also, Bill Russell got first round byes a lot of the time when today many teams still have to tire themselves out playing the first round. But maybe it was tougher back then as guys like Wilt and Kareem played. Honestly, I am not really sure just making an educated guess. Check out Bleacher Report's article on it if you want, that's where I got my information from.

  • 9

    Best laugh in the history of ever.

  • 7

    98 OVR
    58 more than his 40 block shots in the finals

  • 5

    I didn't want a 3 pt shooting but that mid range kinda bothers me considering how generous 2K was with attributes in the last few months

    also: 72 steal rating is ridicolously low since we are talking about the greatest defensive big man - if not the greatest defender in general - of all time

    I mean...the Shaq from this very collection has 88, wtf bro

    0

    No shit there wasn't a 3pt line

  • 4

    54 speed with ball?
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j2AlFrOj5Mc

    1

    and a 98 post hook...

  • 4

    Finally, a diamond big with an accurate 3

    0

    thats the only thing accurate

  • 4

    "Who is this guy?"

    *warrior fans look at 3 point rating*





































    "wow, he's ass"

  • 3

    In the playoffs Bill Russell averaged:
    16.2 points 24.9 rebs 4.7 asts 43% fg% 60% ft% 45.4. Mins per game
    11 championships
    Possibly the best playoff performer of all time.

    2

    43% for a Center is not good lol

    0

    well, he is 6'10 and the center position was at its best back then.

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    0

    C weren't best in 60s lmao they were best in 90s

    1

    if you adjust his minuets to average minuets and then to todays pace it;s not that impressive and he wouldn't win finals MVP on a contending team today

  • 3

    to be honest, I respect BILL RUSSELL the PLAYER perfectly, but this card man:
    - can't dribble/control the ball
    - too short
    - can't stretch
    So it's just gonna be a defensive power forward. Just like a rodman you can get for 30k

    1

    If you can get this for 30k that would be amazing...

    -1

    just like the rodman: Which you can get for 30k
    seriously

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    0

    I agree entirely, Bill Russell, is tied for my favorite player in NBA history, with Larry Bird, and I would pick Rodman over him. Rodman has way better offensive stats, with still having the D.

    2

    right. and if you watch clips of russell like https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JWelUNrJUMM you clearly see that his ball control and speed with ball should each be at least 40 higher, which would have been accurate. as of now with his poor ball control and speed with ball driving with him isn't even an option.

    0

    Well no... he's in the Jordan set

    0

    meant to say how this guy's gonna be like a 30k rodman

  • 3

    This card is amazing... it just shows the respect 2k has for old greats

  • 3

    I have a Kareem stopper for you

  • 3

    My mans vert the same as t mac's?

    0

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j2AlFrOj5Mc

    0

    that guy shorter than isaiah

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    0

    oh interesting, I'm glad you know who he is and his exact height

  • 2

    I'm suprised he doesn't have a higher three point stat.

  • 2

    Bill Russell won Game 7 of the finals on the road as a player-coach against a Lakers team with Wilt, Jerry West, and Elgin Baylor. He couldn't not win.

    Russell's playoff series records against some greats:
    Jerry West: 6-0
    Elgin Baylor: 6-0
    Wilt: 7-1
    Oscar Robertson: 4-0
    Bob Petit: 3-1

    His best teammate was Bob Cousy from 57-63 and John Havlicek from 64-69. They're greats, but his second best teammate at any given pont was either Bill Sharman, Tom Heinson or Sam Jones. They're good, but you wouldn't expect those teams to go 5-0 against the Jerry West / Elgin Baylor Lakers unless Russell was truly as great as they say he was.

  • 2

    BILL RUSSEL WITH THE MUSCLE! OMFG

  • 1

    No 90 three? YAY 2k

  • 1

    I happy 2k didn't get him a 3 point shot

  • 1

    ball control and speed with ball WAAAAAY too low. He ran breaks like a guard... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PEs4KC4xHE0

    0

    my thoughts exactly. he could go coast go coast with ease

  • 1

    16 HOF Badges? that s insane

  • 1

    He should have 80 speed with ball at least

  • 1

    Surprised 2k didnt give him a 3 lmao

  • 1

    He has 17 99 stats. He is going to be really annoying to match up against.

  • 1

    I never saw so many 99s since 2k15 Pink Diamond MJ

  • 1

    surprised 2k didnt give him a three ball lmao

  • 1

    That face you make when your thinking about switching to being a warriors fan

  • 1

    Honestly expected an 80+ 3 pointer

  • 1

    He gonna hold you to -20 points on the stat sheet.

  • 0

    how did they decide to give him a 29 open 3 did he shoot a shot from that deep and make it from what i now bill did all of his scoring inside and was a defensive beast im confused

  • 0

    Its official. The best defender in the game

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  • 0

    16 stats that are 99. Cheesiest card.

  • 0

    When it's the 3 hughets dimakndncard but 16 stats are 99s....

  • 0

    96 inside scoring lmao

  • 0

    All I see in the badges is PURPLE my guy!!

  • 0

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  • 0

    he has 99 offense in game..

  • 0

    Depending on the price, I may get this guy over My diamond Aldridge, but this card will probably be over 200k....

  • 0

    Best defender of all time. No doubts

  • 0

    Best center in the game.

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  • 0

    When you see Zem putting you as the goat

  • 0

    99 sweat glands

  • 0

    99 Rebounding?
    GG

  • 0
  • 0

    80 on-ball steal tendency.. no wonder this mothertfucker is so annoying to play against in the post

  • 0

    99 W... he deserves this

  • 0

    What is his theme? I want to see the other players

  • 0

    One word OVERRATED

  • 0

    when people say wilt is better than you

  • 0

    When 2k gives Kareem an 85 open three, but only gives u a 29

  • 0

    when people think ur not better than wilt even though every time oyu played him you destroyed him

    -1

    Wilt would usually win the 1v1 battle, but the Celtics would most likely win the game.

    -2

    nah, wilt dropped about 20ppg against bill russell, but thats a bad day for wilt, because he scored 50 ppg

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    -1

    http://www.basketball-reference.com/play-index/h2h_finder.cgi?request=1&p1=chambwi01&p2=russebi01

    Wilt averaged 30 PPG against Russell, double what Russell averaged against him, but Russell was 57-37 against Wilt.

    -1

    Yes, but Bill had a more complete team to back him up. Wilt had such lousy teams he once led the NBA in assists!!

    0

    didnt wilt play with west and baylor tho? wouldnt necessarily call them bad.

  • 0

    Best center of all time in my humble opinion. His devotion to teamwork and team success was nothing short of inspiring.

  • 0

    Bruh he can do everything basically 16 HOF badges

  • 0

    +99 takes over the coaching duties of your team. Pretty sick animation....if only digital Bill didn't hack your myteam and post your players to the auction house, and try to sell your MT on Craigslist.

  • 0

    LOL Bill Russell wishes he was as good as me ;)

  • 0

    I spent a month saving up for his first card, kill me

  • 0

    Underrated imo

    0

    L

    0

    only slightly, only because people say he's the GOAT for some expensive metal object he has 11 of

  • 0

    Way to short

  • 0

    I'm in a trouble choosing between him and diamond Jokic. Any ideas?

  • 0

    93 speed, but 54 speed with ball? His highlights would disagree.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j2AlFrOj5Mc

  • -1

    watch him still get out rebounded because he's 6'9" lmao

  • -1

    16 HOF badges...........

  • -1

    OMGGGOSH 16 Hall of Fame badges!!!

  • -1

    Can't wait for all the "overrated" comments.

  • -1

    He's not even know for playoff success why did he even get this card

  • -1

    That 98 Lateral and 70 Steal TRIGGERS MY OCD! o.O

  • -1

    16 HALL OF FAME BADGES... WTF

  • -1

    That ball control's a little low...

  • -1

    Everything except that outside is a GG

  • -1

    this man is the steve francis of centers

  • -1

    Holy shit 16 HoF badges

  • -1

    16 HOF BADGES 99 REBOUNDING OMFG UNSTOPPABLE BEAST!

  • -1
  • -1

    holy shit those badges and im surprised he cant shoot 3

  • -1

    sick card

  • -1

    dammmmmmmmmmmmm 16 hof badges

  • -1

    I've never seen so many 99s!

  • -1

    11 ring

  • -1

    16 HOF badges?? Gonna be overlooked bc of his height too, can't wait until he becomes cheap

    1

    you know damn well this will never be cheap

    -1

    Shhhhhhhh let me have a little hope of getting him

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  • -1

    I'm surprised 2k didn't follow their theme and give him a 99 three ball.

  • -1

    16 HOF...OMG

  • -1

    Honestly 2k just gave out hof badges randomly

  • -1

    when the player has 8x as many HOF badges as gold

  • -2

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    You don't realize how fast and strong he was https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JWelUNrJUMM He probably would destroy most nba players just using his defense

    0

    Naw he would lock players UP

  • -2

    One of the most overrated players ever. Terrific defender and rebounder, but absolutely awful on offense

    0

    I'm going to assume you know nothing about Bill Russell. Probably the greatest passing centre of all time after Bill Walton. He would grab the rebound and throw it the length of the court like Kevin Love today but 3-4 times a q. He averaged 4.3 assists a game during his career which is great for a centre but the thing to remember is they judged assists much differently then. If the recipient dribbled after he caught the pass if was no longer an assist, so he would've averaged 7-8. He also was the key to Boston's fast break offence which was unstoppable and they'd get out and run every possession. Russell would grab the rebound/block and sprint up the court (he was one of the fastest players in the league) and find his teammates or dunk.

    He could dunk over anybody, he did a free throw line layup where he hurdled his defender. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j2AlFrOj5Mc Here's another video of him dunking over people https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bVR7rU6CkmI&t=3s His PPG is also lower because in Red Auerbach's offence everybody had a very specific role. Russell's job was to get it to Jones, Havlicek and Heinsohn, the scorers. He could've averaged well over 20 and he did score a lot in big games. Also the amount of extra possessions he created on the glass would be ridiculous.

    Finally because nobody else had to worry about defence/rebounding his teammates could focus on offence which changed the career for many players. Don Nelson was almost out of the league then he came to the Celtics and Bill told him only worry about offence. He had a 8 point increase in points the next season and became a key part of 5 championship and became a hall of famer

  • -2

    i thought that from these last packs he would have at least 80 3pt.

    -1

    and 74 contested 3

  • -2

    This man avreged 18ppg on 45% shooting in his best year. 2k: Give him 96 inside scoring and HOF relentless.

  • -2

    When they tell u ur overrated

  • -3

    When you have 11 rings but you are not even at the top 15 best players of NBA history

    1

    top 10 you idiot

    -3

    naw

    2

    Horry won 7 rings, but ain't even top 300 all time

  • -3

    Bill Russell even though has 11 rings has to be overrated, top 50-75 not top 10. But this card is insane!

  • -6

    HOW DOES HE HAVE BETTER VISION THAN THE GOAT CURRY!!

  • -11

    eerghg, who is this nigga

    -4

    overated af, championships back then were like givibng birds bread

  • -11

    MOST OVERRATED PLAYER EVER

    5

    Why the downvotes this is fax

    2

    I can bet you've never seen a basketball game in your life

    -1

    He was a great defender and great rebounder. Possibly the best defender of all time. But when you're a center and average 15 points in that era on 44% shooting, but are still considered by some as the best center of all time, you're overrated

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    he could be a bit overrated, but lets not forget that he was one of the first legends in basketball history, and surely isn't the most overrated of all-time.

    -4

    Yeah I may have overstated that. I just don't think hes anywhere near the best center of all time