Ridiculous Bill Russell Video Surfaces

Watch the Hall-of-Famer make a layup by jumping over a guy from the free throw line in this footage from the 50s.

Josh Helmuthby Josh Helmuth

Unreal footage of Bill Russell was released on Youtube this week that shows him leaping from the free throw line en route to a layup. And oh ya, he jumps over a guy in doing so.

Anyone that thinks Bill Russell isn't one of the best players of all-time; let this video be a fresh reminder just how outstanding he was. Russell literally changed how the game was played.

The video lists Russell's measurements back then:

6-9 5/8ths w/o shoes (Sports Illustrated 1956)
7-4 wingspan
215-240lb playing weight range

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