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Every player wants to be a starter--no one really wants to be known as a great sixth man. But with a super sixth, like Dallas's Jerry Stackhouse, sparking each of the league's top three teams, the role of top sub...
December 09, 1963 | Frank Ramsey
Frank Ramsey once was fouled so quickly after coming into a game that his Celtic teammate, Bill Russell, commented, "Frank was still so cold he had to warm up before shooting his free throw." No one has ever been...
April 28, 1969 | Garry Valk
Since SPORTS ILLUSTRATED readers are avid participants as well as watchers of games, we have often called upon experts to help us reveal the tricks of their trades—Ben Hogan and Arnold Palmer among others on golf,...
May 04, 1964 | Frank Deford
After a seven-month tour that nearly spanned the seasons and the globe, the NBA's road show ended with a dunk by big Bill Russell
April 23, 2012 | Frank Deford
So was SI writer Frank Deford, who cut his teeth on a league then so inconsequential that reporters got floor seats. In this exclusive excerpt from Deford's memoirs, the author recalls encounters with Bill Russell,...