basketball player as Michael Jordan, but I never read your answer.
A: I told him, that’s the wrong question. The question is, was Michael Jordan as good as me.
And so begins the interview of Bill Russell by Macleans.ca. It's full of classic Russell lines and answers. For some reason, this one struck me:
Q: I notice you’re wearing a big ring.
A: Well, this ring is from NBA commissioner David Stern, who’s a
friend of mine. Years ago, everybody used to ask me, “Which rings do
you wear?” because we won 11 championships with the Boston Celtics. So
David had this ring designed for me. It’s one of a kind. It has a
cloverleaf, for the Celtics, with a six—my number—and on the side it
has all 11 NBA championships. So I don’t have to make that decision
anymore about which ring I’m going to wear.
Q: David Stern did that?
A: Yeah. For my birthday.
Great stuff… from the best ever.