Former NBA star Shawn Kemp, renowned for his powerful dunks during his career, has made a surprising choice for his greatest of all time (GOAT) in basketball.

In a departure from the common picks like Michael Jordan or Kobe Bryant, Kemp has selected the legendary Bill Russell as his ultimate GOAT.

During an episode of the All The Smoke podcast, Kemp explained his choice, emphasizing Russell’s all-around contributions to the game rather than simply scoring points.

“People get at me when I say this man, but Bill, Bill Russell,” Kemp stated, defending his choice, via ClutchPoints. “The best to play the game is not going to be the leading scorer, the best to play the game is going to be one in the middle doing a lot of different things.”

Kemp’s admiration for Bill Russell stems from Russell’s unparalleled defensive prowess, leadership qualities, and his ability to impact the game in multiple facets beyond scoring alone.

Russell’s legacy includes 11 NBA championships with the Boston Celtics, making him one of the most successful players in basketball history.

Kemp’s preference for Russell highlights a perspective on greatness that values versatility, leadership, and defensive excellence as essential components of basketball supremacy.


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