Bill Russell Rumors
But Shaw, who is in India to tip off NBA’s premier events the ACG-NBA Jump National Finals, is very impressed with what Curry and his boys have achieved so far. “Not taking away anything away from the fact that they are playing well and there is every possibility that they may set an NBA record if they win another 20 wins.” “But unlike the earlier days, the game today does not have dominant big men. Back in the days, there were Bill Russell, Wilt Chamberlain, Kareem Abdul Jabbar then in my time there was Hakeem Olajuwon, Patrick Ewing, Shaquille O’Neal. Now there is no big player like that and they (Warriors) can get away with playing small ball,” says Shaw.
If you ask any NBA player, executive, or coach about their path to success, on and off the court, you’ll quickly see the same pattern emerge. None of us made it on our own. The truth is, that in all walks of life, mentors transform lives. Whether it’s the middle school math teacher who drove you home from school every day; the uncle who busted your chops when your grades started to slip; the older student who kept you under a watchful eye; or the basketball coach who believed in you – none of us would be where we are today without the support of our mentors.