That's a sneak preview of Bill Russell's interview with Tim Duncan that will air today on ABC.
Now… we all remember Russ interviewing KG. It was awesome. But Big Russ drops a line on Tim Duncan that might have KG doing a double-take today. Here's the transcript, from NESWSports:
Bill Russell to Tim Duncan= When Jackie Robinson died “his wife called me and said I want you to be a pallbearer at Jackie’s funeral. I said… Of course. I said but could I ask why? Why me? And she said, ‘You were Jackie’s favorite athlete, and because the way you conducted ( He is interrupted by Tim Duncan saying ‘that is pretty cool’, then Bill looks at Tim and says ) And I feel the same way about you“
In all fairness, Timmy is probably the closest modern basketball player to Bill Russell as far as demeanor. I'm sure some of KG's theatrics turn Bill off in some respect. I get that. I just don't want to be in the same room with KG when he hears that line. That's all I'm saying.
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